Republican Congressman Mo Brooks of Alabama delivered a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas, Texas on Friday in which he told the audience to prepare to fight like continental soldiers during the American Revolutionary War.
Brooks – one of the numerous members of the GOP caucus in the House of Representatives who supported former President Donald Trump’s January 6th insurrection at the United States Capitol (for which he is being sued by California Democratic Representative Eric Swalwell) – is currently running for Alabama’s Senate seat in next year’s election.
“Now, our choice is simple: we can surrender and submit, or we can fight back as our ancestors have done. Think for a moment about our ancestors who fought at Valley Forge. They didn’t fight the British, they fought for survival. Twelve thousand continental soldiers arrived. Five, six months later, 2,000 had died. Think about what they went through, burying your brothers, your fathers, your sons. Ten to fifteen a day every day for six months,” said Brooks. “That’s the kind of sacrifice we have to think about, and I ask you: are you willing to fight for America? ARE YOU WILLING TO FIGHT FOR AMERICA?”
Cheers erupted from the audience which contained approximately zero people who would likely willingly freeze to death in an act of mass treason. That includes Brooks.
“Well, the choice is simple. This is how you fight for America. This is what America needs you to do and you as members of CPAC being here today, you’re the core. You’re the ones who have to be the Energizer Bunny,” Brooks continued.
“We need patriots at every level of government,” he added. “So my final question to you is very, very simple. Is America worth fighting for? IS AMERICA WORTH FIGHTING FOR? Then I implore you: do it! Do it! Do it! God bless America and thank you for doing what you do.”
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