Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) issued a rather outlandish and gross analogy on Wednesday in which he compared illegal immigrants in the United States to Jews living in Nazi Germany.
Ellison was speaking at a panel in Minneapolis focusing on immigration reform and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and began ranting about how American citizens are supposedly "deeply connected" to illegals.
"Three million DACA recipients live with someone who is a citizen of the United States," Ellison bloviated. "Add that to the people who work with a DACA recipient. Add that to people who are the parents of a DACA recipient. Add that to people who are parents of American citizens."
"You are literally talking over 100 million Americans who are in some way — way more than 100 million, maybe well over that — who are deeply connected to people who have immigrated to the United States, some with official papers some with not."
Ellison went on to claim that this means Americans have a moral obligation to provide sanctuary for illegals and then proceeded to make the disgusting comparison.
"If you ask yourself, 'What I would I do if I was a gentile in 1941 if my Jewish neighbors were under attack by the Nazis, would I give them sanctuary?'" Ellison said. "You might be about to find what you'd do. Will you pass that moral test, or will you fail it?"
The full clip can be seen below:
To seriously compare illegals living in America today to Jews in Nazi Germany is gross and wrong in a myriad of ways. People who are here illegally — meaning they broke the law and are facing consequences for doing so — are far different than Jews who were gassed to death by the Nazis. To make that comparison trivializes the horrors of the Holocaust.
Ellison is also in no position to be making such a comparison given his extensive ties to Louis Farrakhan's Nation of Islam and record of anti-Semitism. And he's the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).