Quite a few people in high places — such as MSNBC’s Stephanie Cutter and Michael Steele and former CIA director Gen. Michael Hayden — are comparing the policy of separating families crossing the border illegally to Nazi Germany.
Add to that list Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who said the policy reminds Americans of the cattle cars of Nazi Germany.
Dem CT Sen Blumenthal: This policy of family separation reminds us of the cattle cars of Nazi Germany when children were separated from their parents and marched to supposed showers..it reminds us of all the darkest periods in American history..it should be stopped right away.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) June 18, 2018
Talk like that should go a long way toward getting bipartisan legislation passed.
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) June 18, 2018
Just so we are clear, you are equating the employees of Border Patrol with genocidal fascists? You actually think it’s OK to imply that US officials will murder millions of people, children, because of what exactly? @SenBlumenthal
— TacticalOctopus (@Hammerhanded) June 18, 2018
.@SenBlumenthal: The "cattle cars of Nazi Germany."
Just like that service in Vietnam he lied about. https://t.co/HtkNAFKZjC
— Joel B. Pollak (@joelpollak) June 18, 2018
No. It does not remind me of that at all. Not remotely. And I teach history.
— Schmidty85 (@NSchmidty85) June 18, 2018
See this stuff? It will make me a hardliner. https://t.co/hObdrD06fQ
— Evil Red Kid (@_SOURKIDZ_) June 18, 2018
@SenBlumenthal Honestly Senator?
— ?? ?? ?? (@DonnaRoley) June 18, 2018
What an asinine comparison.
— *REDACTED* ?? (@R_Love317) June 18, 2018
Senator Stolen Valor is at it again https://t.co/CwWbsA2a6J
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) June 18, 2018
If this is all it takes for Blumenthal and his ilk to compare our country to Nazi Germany, they should really just go somewhere else.
— Opening Tirade (@openingtirade) June 18, 2018
Shameful. You are supposed to be a leader. This is not how you lead.
— Kenny Hinkley (@KennyHinkley1) June 18, 2018
Weird how they're all saying the same thing. Maybe they need to fix the laws
— Robin McWilliams (@Queen0fcups) June 18, 2018
A new low by a despicable man, representing a dying Party. Just awful, no other way to describe it ? https://t.co/ZTNsJS1UuO
— REX (@_ImperatorRex_) June 18, 2018
For people who don’t know history this is a perfect propaganda tweet. No wonder anti-Trump clueless people keep yelling Nazi, Nazi. https://t.co/HqLOiHDLZ5
— Elizabeth (@destiny_113) June 18, 2018
Can we please get some volunteers to do some psyc evals on the folks running around spreading crap about internment camps and concentration camps. These folks are unstable and should not be around others.
— HappyCycler (@HappyCycler) June 18, 2018
What a jerk…. https://t.co/58a839o7nE
— Karen Doe (@KarenDoe50) June 18, 2018
This is how you lose an argument by overreaching. When Nazi Germany is brought up, people stop listening. We can fix this in a responsible way. https://t.co/7Sn1as4tJm
— Ryan Hackman (@RyanHackman1) June 18, 2018
MSNBC analysts, including a former RNC chairman, say Trump's running 'concentration camps' for kids https://t.co/ojlNUCy5Wb
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 16, 2018