Talk about insensitive.
Over the weekend, Louisiana congressman Clay Higgins posted a video from INSIDE one of Aushwitz’s gas chambers.
The five-minute clip begins with the violin solo from Schindler’s List, as Higgins walks us through a tour of the camp:
“This is why homeland security must be squared away, why our military must be invincible,” says Higgins, a former law enforcement officer who serves on the House Homeland Security Committee. “The world’s a smaller place now than it was in World War II. The United States is more accessible to terror like this, horror like this.
“It’s hard to walk away from the gas chambers and ovens without a very sober feeling of commitment—unwavering commitment—to make damn sure that the United States of America is protected from the evils of the world.”
GOP talking points? THERE? Absolutely reprehensible.
The official Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum twitter account was quick to criticize:
“Everyone has the right to personal reflections. However, inside a former gas chamber, there should be mournful silence. It’s not a stage,” said the tweet.
It later tweeted a picture of a sign at the entrance to the building where the first gas chambers at Auschwitz were created, requesting visitors to maintain silence.
You can watch his video here, but let’s all agree not to.