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Rogers warns that “the push for a socialist agenda is alive and well in Washington”

Alabama Republican Congressman Mike Rogers

Wednesday, Congressman Mike Rogers (R-Saks) said in an email to constituents that Democrats offer “radical ideas”; but won’t deal with the “real problems in our country.”

“The push for a socialist agenda is alive and well in Washington and it is causing major problems within the Democrat party,” Rogers said. “Members, like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, are offering ideas like the Green New Deal which would cost American taxpayers over $90 trillion over 10 years.”

“Many of you may have also seen during the televised Democratic presidential debates that every single candidate raised their hand when asked if their health care plan would include coverage for immigrants in this country illegally,” Rogers stated. “This same group wants to eliminate private health insurance. They want to offer debt free college. They want to change our way of life in America. But while they put forth these radical notions, the real problems our country faces are not being dealt with.”

Roger said that even though the national security and humanitarian crisis on the boarder is real, Democrats will not support building the wall, “Because President Trump is for it.”

“But that aside, the Trump Administration requested $4.5 billion to help with just the humanitarian crisis as the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) runs out of money to take care of families and unaccompanied minors that illegally crossed into our country,” Rogers said. “That request for funding did not include a dime for building the wall, but strictly money for shelter, transportation, etc. Republicans tried to bring the funding legislation to the Floor over 80 times. The Democrats kept blocking without offering solutions. It took weeks and weeks to finally get a bill passed. That would not have happened until the small group of moderate Democrats left in the House threatened to join Republicans there by forcing Speaker Pelosi to act.”

Rogers said “Democrats remain more interested in playing politics than taking care of the People’s business. On top of all of this, there is still chatter of impeaching President Trump ? even with nothing to base it on other than being sore losers. I hope Democrats will stop playing games because Americans deserve better.”

Congressman Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) also commented on Democratic presidential candidates promise of healthcare benefits to illegal aliens.

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“Open-borders Socialist Democrats are hellbent on enticing as many illegal aliens to America as possible,” Brooks said after the Democratic presidential debate. “That’s why you saw every candidate in last night’s Democrat presidential debate raise their hand in support of taxpayer funded healthcare for illegal aliens. Enticing illegal aliens to America is a long-term Socialist Democrat political strategy. Frankly, Socialist Democrats do not like the American electorate’s resistance to socialism so they’re trying to change the electorate by importing illegal aliens. Socialist Democrats then seek to provide amnesty or otherwise allow illegal aliens to vote. Since 70% of illegal alien households are on welfare, that makes them an ideal voter in the eyes of Socialist Democrats.”

Congressman Mike Rogers represents Alabama’s Third Congressional District. He presently is serving in his ninth term in the U.S. House of Representatives after previously serving in the Alabama House of Representatives and on the Calhoun County Commission.

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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