Twitter jeered at right-wing pundit Candace Owens after her appearance at the House of Representatives’ white nationalism hearing went sideways when one Democrat played a clip of her saying Adolf Hitler wanted to “make Germany great.”
In the clip, played by Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), Owens is heard saying that it would have been “fine” if the Nazi leader had “just wanted to make Germany great” — and that it went sour because he “had dreams outside of Germany.”
“The problem is that he wanted — he had dreams outside of Germany,” the pundit said. “He wanted to globalize. He wanted everybody to be German, everybody to be speaking German. Everybody to look a different way.”
Owens is seen fuming while Lieu played the audio during the televised House Judiciary Committee hearing — an image many users were quick to pick up on.
if you couldn’t catch candace owens’ face when her hitler comments were played back to her at congress, here you go pic.twitter.com/wMU41RYCJH
— bryson (@Bryson_M) April 9, 2019
NBC News reporter Ben Collins, a specialist in far-right organizing online, noted that Owens’ testimony was “wildly disingenuous” and “a Stephen Miller special.”
Hard to express how wildly disingenuous Candace Owens' testimony is. It is a Stephen Miller Special.
— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) April 9, 2019
Check out more responses below:
It's so surreal seeing Candace Owens on this panel. Less than two years ago, she was complaining about "Globalism" and George Soros, as a regular on InfoWars. Now she's an expert witness at a congressional hearing on extremism. https://t.co/QheEcW7NQp
— Brandy Zadrozny (@BrandyZadrozny) April 9, 2019
Watching @tedlieu play the time Candace Owens said everything would have been fine if Hitler had just wanted to make Germany great while she sits there stony-faced is a thing of beauty and why I love Ted Lieu. pic.twitter.com/4qXB0Riywi
— Windthin ~ Rebel Scum & Snark Jedi 🇵🇷🏳️🌈❄️🌊 (@windthin) April 9, 2019
so you also agree that Hitler was actually not that bad, yes?
— Rob Rousseau (@robrousseau) April 9, 2019
for everyone trying to gaslight me into believing owens did not defend hitler: https://t.co/GgGSXJ1hEn
— Siraj Hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) April 9, 2019
That time Candace Owens thought it was cool to say "Hitler was OK until he tried to kill Jews outside of Germany" in a small room of racists
That time Ted Lieu brought receipts and played her own insane comments for her in front of the whole goddamn world. pic.twitter.com/7roODEqZYz
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) April 9, 2019
This is one of the most satisfying things I’ve ever seen a Congressman do. @TedLieu played a recording of Candace Owens’ own words about Hitler in front of her. She looks incredibly pissed lol pic.twitter.com/szxE0b4aF4
— Hilary Agro 🍄 (@hilaryagro) April 9, 2019
God Bless @tedlieu. He's playing Candace Owens' own words, defending Hitler, for the record.
— Melissa Ryan (@MelissaRyan) April 9, 2019
"so many Jewish organizations and individuals" = dave rubin pic.twitter.com/PKEqW3wBtm
— Matt Binder (@MattBinder) April 9, 2019
As Candace Owens testifies in front of Congress, I'll repost this thread in which I showed her "Blexit" site was filled with distortions and fake quotes. (Her response to this, by the way, was to block me immediately.) https://t.co/edyqhtPrUp
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) April 9, 2019
And she apologized for Hitler’s crimes by way of excusing racist ultranationalism as perfectly acceptable, provided it not lead to invading other countries. That’s how stupid and amoral Candace Owens and Dave Rubin are.
— Dan O'Sullivan (@Bro_Pair) April 9, 2019
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