Democrat Rep. Keith Ellison has never really been a friend to Israel, or Jews. But when it serves his purposes, he’s not bashful about making references and comparisons to the Holocaust.
In a talk he gave to drum up support for the DREAM Act in Minneapolis, Ellison first said there may be well over a hundred million U.S. citizens connected to immigrants, “some with papers, some without.”
Then he made this comparison:
“If you ask yourself, ‘What 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?’ — you might be about to find out what you would do,” the Minnesota Congressman and number two man in the DNC said.
“Will you pass that moral test, or will you fail it? This is the time for people who truly have faith and belief in their hearts to step up and demonstrate.”
I hate it when politicians pander on faith. I hate it more when it’s disingenuous. Ellison is a Muslim, who has been connected to Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam (though Ellison denies those ties). Considering the people with whom Ellison associates and favors would not have given Jewish neighbors sanctuary, his statement was all the more abhorrent and deplorable.
But think of this aspect also: if the DREAMers Ellison was referring to are like Jews in 1941 seeking sanctuary from the Nazis, then the Trump administration must be like the Nazis themselves.
That’s pretty harsh, especially in light of the fact that President Trump himself would like Congress to act to make the DREAMers legal, or he’ll “re-visit the issue.”
Making political hay off the Holocaust is despicable. How the Democrats can stomach Keith Ellison, and in fact wanted him to chair the DNC instead of Tom Perez demonstrates how far out of the mainstream the leftist extremists have moved their party. Their influence in America is declining daily because of people like Ellison.
An opposition research group affiliated with the Republican party captured footage of Ellison’s remarks.