Democrat Beto O’Rourke was slammed by America’s oldest and largest pro-Israel organization for engaging in “willful trivialization of the Holocaust” in an attack he made on President Donald Trump.
At a campaign event in Carroll, Iowa, O’Rourke compared Trump to the Third Reich, which was the Nazi designation of Germany and under Adolf Hitler from 1933-45.
“Every year that I was in Congress we would go to a different elementary school around Valentine’s day and pick up Valentine’s Day cards for veterans that were hand-drawn by second grade or third grade classrooms, and then we would take them over to the VA and we would want to make sure that those veterans understood that the generation coming up cares for them and is grateful for what they have done for this country,” O’Rourke said. “And this third-grade girl who’s handing us the hand-drawn valentines, who happens to be Mexican-American, says, ‘Why does the president not like me?'”
“What is that doing to her head and to her perception of herself and what she’s able to contribute this country, when the president of the United States has called Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals?” O’Rourke continued.
O’Rourke then lied, claiming that Trump called “asylum seekers animals and an infestation.”
“Now we would not be surprised if in the Third Reich other human beings were described as an infestation, as a cockroach or a pest that you would want to kill,” O’Rourke continued.
O’Rourke’s remarks were quickly condemned by the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), which said in a statement: “The Zionist Organization of America condemns this type of hateful and ignorant rhetoric in the strongest possible terms. Mr. O’Rourke should immediately apologize for his willful trivialization of the Holocaust.”
This is not the first time that O’Rourke has trivialized the horrific events of World War II to push his political agenda.
In March, O’Rourke embraced climate change alarmism in a speech where he compared people who were writing climate change proposals to “those who were on the beaches in Normandy” taking gunfire from Nazi soldiers.
“Let us all be well aware that life will be a lot tougher for the generations that follow us, no matter what we do,” O’Rourke said. “It is only a matter of degrees. Along this current trajectory, there will be people who can no longer live in the cities they call home today. There is food grown in this country that will no longer prosper in these soils. There is going to be massive migration of tens or hundreds of millions of people from places that are going to be uninhabitable or under the sea.”
“This is the final chance,” O’Rourke continued. “The scientists are unanimous on this. We have no more than 12 years to take incredibly bold action on this crisis. My gratitude is to them for the young people who stepped up to offer such a bold proposal to meet such a grave challenge. They say we should do nothing less than marshal every resource in the country to meet that challenge, to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, to get to net zero emissions, which means not only must we emit less greenhouse gasses, we must plant things that absorb greenhouse gasses and carbon and invest in the technology to allow us to claim some that are in the air now. Can we make it? I don’t know. It’s up to every one of us. Do you want to make it? “