No matter how low you’ve seen them go, the Repubs can always find new depths!
— chris hooks (@cd_hooks) July 5, 2017
I’m not embedding the video, but you can see it at Esquire, if you must. Their rebuttal:
… The horrors at Auschwitz were perpetrated by a government, not a terrorist organization. It was not some outside force acting on Germany: Adolf Hitler rose to power with the assent of the German people, and his crimes were possible—and, technically, legal—because he generally enjoyed the consent of a large segment of the population. The problem with Nazi Germany was not military weakness. It was the ideological depravity of a government run on a toxic brand of right-wing nationalism that demonized foreigners and multiple subgroups within German society—but most prominently, and terribly, Jewish people.
The last time Higgins made national headlines, it was when, in a Facebook post addressed to “all of Christendom” after a terror attack in London, he had a suggestion for how to treat every “radicalized Islamic suspect.”
“For the sake of all that is good and righteous,” he wrote, “kill them all.”…
This is what all visitors see at the entrance to the building where first homicidal gas chambers of Auschwitz was created by the SS. pic.twitter.com/6Mm5gTkfSl
— Auschwitz Memorial (@AuschwitzMuseum) July 4, 2017
You'd be forgiven for thinking: "Do you know who else thought strict homeland security and an invincible army were paramount?"
— Doomfrämjandet (@doomlobbyn) July 5, 2017
Everyone knows the Nazis came to Germany through lax immigration laws OH WAIT OPPOSITE
— the Tall-erant Left (@spooknine) July 5, 2017
Poland's mistake was being next door to a superpower that had great homeland security and an invincible military.
— Friendly Bob Adams (@C7606) July 5, 2017
… Higgins gained his “Cajun John Wayne” nickname and reputation before entering Congress in previous job as captain and public information officer of the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana. While serving in that role, he made videos for Crime Stoppers which later went viral, but soon sparked a community uproar that caused him to resign from the position.
The Louisiana Democratic Party responded to his Sunday post by citing a Bible verse promoting inclusion, trolling Higgins and his claim of a war between Christianity and Islam.
“The congressman points to Christianity to justify his backward position. As a party that strives to put in place representatives who serve progressive, inclusive Louisiana values, we urge him to look to 2 Timothy 1:7, ‘for God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.’ Rep. Higgins’ language is exactly the sort of response that terrorists aim to provoke.”…
Good for the Louisiana Democratic Party.