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GOP Rep.: Discrimination Against Whites Is All Federal Law Permits

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"This is a part of the war on whites that’s being launched by the Democratic Party. And the way in which they’re launching this war is by claiming that whites hate everybody else," he told Ingraham, referring specifically to the crisis at the border.

Brooks stood by his characterization and told AL.com Monday that Democrats have been "attacking whites based on skin color."

"The Democrats routinely make appeals based on race and they get away with it. It's repugnant to ever make an appeal based on race," he said.

On Tuesday, Brooks told USA Today that "if you look at current federal law, there is only one skin color that you can lawfully discriminate against. That’s Caucasians — whites."

And in an interview on NewsmaxTV's "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Tuesday, the congressman made a similar comment.

“Embedded in federal statutes, what is the one race that can be discriminated against? As a matter of law. What is it?” he asked, according to a clip recorded by Mediaite.

“White males?” Steve Malzberg asked in response.

“Not just white males, but all whites," Brooks then responded.