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Far-Right Rep. Slammed for Racist Dogwhistle Rant About Dems' 'Scheme' to Take Over the Suburbs

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Throughout the 2020 campaign, former President Donald Trump warned that Democrats were hatching a scheme to "OVERRUN" the suburbs with "Low Income Projects, Anarchists, Agitators, Looters and, of course, 'Friendly Protesters'."

The talking point was largely considered a racist dogwhistle attempting to terrify white voters.

Now, one of Trump's most vocal supporters in the House of Representatives—Congressman Mo Brooks of Alabama—is once again amplifying that hysteria, this time to discredit the Build Back Better infrastructure legislation still awaiting passage in Congress.

Watch below.

Anchor for the far-right disinformation outlet Newsmax—Grant Stinchfield—claimed that Democrats were on a "quest to transform the suburbs and inner cities."

Without missing a beat, Brooks launched into his diatribe:

"Well this is a continuation of the socialist march on America, keeping in mind that socialism is amoral. It is evil. It is dictatorial. It is elimination of our liberty and freedom, and this is a part of the Democrat scheme to take over America using every single weapon that they have at their disposal.... They are trying to destroy these nice neighborhoods people have worked their whole lives to be able to live in by putting up high-rises for public housing, with all the adverse effects that come with that public housing."

The Build Back Better Act increases taxes on corporations and the rich to fund a $1.75 trillion investment over 10 years in public housing, early education, and the fight against the climate crisis.

People sensed the sentiment behind Brooks' words—and it wasn't pretty.





People countered his comments with important corrections.


Brooks, who continues to claim accessible housing would destroy neighborhoods, addressed Trump supporters while wearing body armor on January 6, encouraging them to start "taking names and kicking ass." Soon after, they attempted to destroy the United States Capitol.

Brooks is currently vying for one of Alabama's seats in the U.S. Senate.