Rep. Mast Makes Distinction of What a 'Real American' Is

Rep. Mast Makes Distinction of What a 'Real American' Is

Jackson Bakich
Jackson Bakich
May 5, 2023

Representative Brian Mast (R-FL) recently released a video questioning some of his Democratic colleagues’ thought processes concerning American citizenship and the defining qualities of what makes someone a “real American.”

In the video, Representative David Cicilline (D-RI) states that “the notion that there are some ‘real Americans’ that we should really care about. I don’t know who the other Americans are. Yes, there are ones that some people don’t think are real.”

Later on in the video, Rep. Mast responds to this claim in a surprised way, saying, “Sometimes I still can’t believe the things that I hear on Capitol Hill.”

Rep. Mast would also state, “when I hear people on my committee, Democrats saying, ‘there’s no such thing as real Americans,’ it really shows you how they look at the southern border.”

“No, there are real Americans. They’re people that are green card holders. They’re people that were by birth real Americans, and the people that come into the United States of America illegally, they are not real Americans, but Democrats will say that and think it’s appropriate, even preferred that real Americans pay for the lives of not real Americans.”

In Mast’s blog post giving more content to the video he released, he concluded, “it is very unfortunate that I have to repeat this obvious fact, but Democrats on Capitol Hill think it’s completely okay to encourage migrants to come in illegally. These #AmericaLast policies will have consequences.”

Since President Joe Biden (D) took office, Republicans, including Mast, have called out the Commander-in-Chief for his alleged dismissal of the migrant influx at the southern border.

In December, after the President stated that there are “more important things” than the border crisis, Rep. Mast said that “his head must be buried in the sand up at Rehoboth Beach.”

"Well, what's more, important than stopping human trafficking? What's more important than stopping thousands of pounds of fentanyl from coming across our border? What's more important than not creating a situation where our Border Patrol agents are in increasingly high danger?” stated Mast.

Rep. Mast is currently serving his 4th term in the House of Representatives.

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Jackson Bakich

Jackson Bakich

Born in Orlando but raised in Lake County, Florida, Jackson Bakich is currently a senior at Florida State University. Growing up in the sunshine state, Bakich co-hosted the political talk radio show "Lake County Roundtable" (WLBE) and was a frequent guest for "Lake County Sports Show" (WQBQ). Currently, he is the Sports Editor of the FSView and the co-host of "Tomahawk Talk" (WVFS), a sports talk radio program covering Florida State athletics in Tallahassee.

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