Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) on Tuesday busted Trump supporter Candace Owens about historically illiterate remarks she made earlier this year about Adolf Hitler.
While criticizing the Republican Party’s choice to invite Owens to testify before a Congressional hearing, Lieu took out his phone and played audio of Owens saying that the only problem she had with Hitler was he wanted to be a “globalist” and expand his brand of fascism around the world instead of keeping it in Germany.
“If Hitler just wanted to make Germany great and have things run well, OK, fine,” Owens said. “The problem is he wanted, he had dreams outside of Germany. He wanted to globalize, he wanted everybody to be German, everybody to be speaking German, everybody to look a different way. To me, that’s not nationalism.”
After playing the clip, Lieu then asked Anti-Defamation League executive Eileen Hershenov if statements like Owens’ “feed into white nationalist ideology.”
“It does, Mr. Lieu,” she replied, although she added that Owens “distanced herself from those comments later.”
Nonetheless, Hershenov said that the ADL “expressed great concern over the original comments.”
Watch the video below.
.@TedLieu just played Candace Owens' comments on Hitler and nationalism during the hearing on white nationalism.
She looks less than pleased. pic.twitter.com/AwOLiGhQkK
— jordan (@JordanUhl) April 9, 2019
‘Cold Civil War’: Carl Bernstein offers chilling preview of the stakes in Trump impeachment hearings
Legendary reporter Carl Bernstein on Tuesday delivered a chilling warning about the state of American politics ahead of President Donald Trump's impeachment hearings.
During a CNN appearance, Bernstein was asked where the country stood just one day before the start of public impeachment hearings -- and he didn't mince words.
"Where we stand as a country in the middle of a cold civil war," he said. "Everything is going to be judged politically in the context of that cold civil war."
Bernstein then laid out how much damning evidence that Democrats have collected so far, which he said in another era would likely lead to the president's conviction in the Senate. Now, however, he said that all the evidence in the world might not be enough to end Trump's presidency.
Franklin Graham unleashes angry rant about Trump impeachment – then quotes the Bible: ‘The Lord detests lying lips’
Evangelical activist Franklin Graham, who is closely tied to President Donald Trump, is once again defending the Commander-in-Chief, and once again is twisting truth into a prayerful pretzel to do so.
This may be the most consequential week yet in the 146 week-long presidency of Donald Trump.
Starting Wednesday the House Intelligence Committee will hold open hearings for three administration officials who are expected to testify on live television across major cable news channels and broadcast networks that the President of the United States of America engaged in a systematic and sustained effort of extortion and bribery in an attempt to force a U.S. ally to manufacture false evidence against his top political opponent.
Republicans’ betrayal of America sinks to new depths as the impeachment hearings go public
The House is set this week to begin the first in a series of impeachment hearings. As we listen to testimony and consider the facts, we should bear in mind the big picture.
So far, the focus is rightly on Donald Trump’s extortion—the correct legal term—of Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky, for personal political gain. Our attention is on his warping of American foreign policy, putting the service of our national interests below his own. That alone is an abuse of power that the framers themselves thought was worthy of indictment by a majority of the the US House of Representatives.