After his headline-grabbing performance grilling far-right activist Candace Owens during what was meant to be a hearing on white nationalism, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) nailed exactly why it was so sad that the GOP had to call her to testify in the first place.
During the hearing, Lieu decided to let Owens’ words speak for themselves by playing a clip of the “Blexit” pundit saying that Adolf Hitler should not be called a “nationalist” — a term she defends — because he had “dreams outside of Germany.”
“This was a very serious House Judiciary Committee hearing on white nationalism,” Lieu told MSNBC’s Alex Witt on Saturday morning. “The point I was trying to make is the Republican Party gets to select their own witnesses and of all of the people they could have picked, they picked Candace Owens, who had been criticized earlier this year for making those exact statements about Hitler.”
“The Republican, he added, “happened to choose her from any other witness they could have.”