Morris Brooks Quotes Hitler During House Floor Speech

Is it ever appropriate or socially acceptable to quote Hitler? Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn) has called out Rep. Morris Brooks (R-Ala.) after he quoted the tyrant on the House floor.

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One of the most infamous and widely loathed individuals in history, Adolf Hitler, was quoted by the U.S. representative of Alabama, Morris Brooks (R-Ala.) according to The Hill. Brooks quoted Hitler’s book, Mein Kampf, saying on the House floor, “A big lie is a political propaganda technique made famous by Germany’s national socialist German Worker’s Party.” The reason Brooks was quoting from the book was to criticize Democrats and other news media outlets for believing that President Donald Trump colluded with Russia during the 2016 Presidential Election.

It seems that Brooks used quotes from Mein Kampf in order to link the atrocities that Nazis had committed to socialism and how it will become the downfall of the U.S. The problem with that connection however, and many other publications have noticed also, is that Nazis fall in line with the political ideologies of fascism, not socialism. Fascism is essentially the complete foil to socialism, meaning that in this sense the connection seems to contradict itself.

The Mueller report, which was released in late March, revealed that Trump didn’t have any connection, in terms of collusion, to Russia during the election. In 2016 there had been much speculation that Russia’s leader, Vladimir Putin, was directly involved with the Presidential Election and somehow helped Trump obtain control over the oval office.

The comments that Brooks made on the floor have received a fair amount of backlash, most notably from Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), a U.S. representative for Minnesota. Omar took to Twitter after hearing what Brooks had to say on the floor writing that what he said is repulsive and that Brooks should be held accountable for his comments. However, some have taken her comments toward Brooks as a bit of a surprise, given that Omar has also been involved in some controversy earlier in the year.

Since becoming one of the first two Muslim women to become a congresswoman in January, the other being Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) of Michigan, Omar has repeatedly made anti-Semitic comments while serving in congress, especially about Israel. It’s been on record that Omar has made statements that talk about how Allah will eventually expose the wrongdoings of Israel, and that the country is not a democracy. Because of this, there have been many reports that Republicans and Democrats believe Omar’s time in congress is hanging by a thread and some have even called for her to be removed from congress altogether.

With the 2020 Presidential Election around the corner, there’s no telling what else could come from both parties in that timespan.

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Is it ever appropriate or socially acceptable to quote Hitler? Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn) has called out Rep. Morris Brooks (R-Ala.) after he quoted the tyrant on the House floor.

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