Freedom Caucus member Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., says Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan’s record on immigration is troubling.

“My biggest reservation about Paul Ryan is that he has the absolutely worst record on border security of any Republican in the House of Representatives,” Brooks said Thursday on the “The Laura Ingraham Show.”

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Brooks said Ryan still may make an acceptable speaker if he adheres to two pledges he has made — not to bring up an immigration bill for a vote while President Obama remains in office, and not at all unless a majority of the GOP caucus supports it.

“That’s where the check would be on Paul Ryan’s open borders, amnesty views,” he said.

The Freedom Caucus, instrumental in the ouster of outgoing Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, voted to support Ryan for speaker — though the group did not reach the 80 percent threshold for an endorsement — despite a series of demands laid out by the House Ways and Means Committee chairman before he would agree to run for the post.

Brooks said the American people have to realize that their civic duty does not start and end with voting.

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Brooks said he opposed rescinding the group’s previous endorsement of Florida Republican Daniel Webster.

“I think Daniel Webster is a super congressman,” he said. “He’s got great ideas. He did an excellent job as speaker of the House of the state of Florida. And I was not comfortable slapping Daniel Webster in the face.”

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Whether it is immigration or trade or other issues on which grass-roots conservatives are at odds with elected Republicans, Brooks said the American people have to realize that their civic duty does not start and end with voting. He said voters need to study bills and issues and keep up pressure on their elected officials.

“The American people have not done enough to send the right kind of people to Congress — House and Senate — and to the White House to get the kind of government that America needs and deserves,” he said. “And it’s very, very frustrating. I see it on a regular basis.”