For decades, the world has been warned about the dangers of diminishing the horrors of World War II – particularly when it comes to The Holocaust. This was one of the most horrid events in world history, and flippantly comparing the actions of the Nazis to any modern day events is unwise at best, and dangerous at worst.
That’s why the latest immigration conversation coming out of the White House is so worrisome.
Critics took aim at President Biden for comparing asylum-seeking immigrants to Jews fleeing Nazi Germany during the Holocaust.Advertisement - story continues below
“What a disgusting and awful statement from this ignoramus, and the corrupt media are silent,” conservative commentator Mark Levin said on Twitter Friday in reaction to Biden’s remarks.
Biden’s comments came in response to a reporter Thursday, who asked the president whether he believed migration is a human right.Trending:
“Well, I think it is a human right if your family is being persecuted,” Biden responded. “I thought it was a human right for, you know, Jews in Germany to be able to go — to get to escape and get help where they could.”
Biden was soon feeling the brunt of his terrible statement.
“Biden just compared illegal aliens—lawbreakers who have been found to be terrorists, drug dealers, and bad actors—to Jews fleeing Germany during the Holocaust. Not even remotely the same situation,” Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., said on Twitter Thursday. “This kind of mindset prevents us from legitimately securing our border.”
Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-N.Y., shared similar sentiment, calling Biden’s comments “shameful and out of touch.”
“Border patrol has apprehended terrorists, cartels, drug smugglers and human traffickers at the border,” Tenney said on Twitter Thursday. “Biden’s disgusting comparison between his illegal immigration surge and Jews fleeing Nazi Germany is shameful and out of touch.”
Biden is set to visit the southern border in a few days’ time, but the trip is already proving to be controversial as El Paso works to clean up aspects of the humanitarian crisis before the President arrives, defeating a but of the purpose pf the whole thing.