Vice President Harris’ husband slammed for linking parents’ anger at school boards to Nazi-era ‘hate’
Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff was criticized online Wednesday for comparing the rhetoric of parents speaking out against woke political ideology in schools at school board meetings to the hatred espoused by the Nazis during the Holocaust.
In a chat with Symone Sanders, the former spokesperson for Emhoff’s wife Vice President Kamala Harristhe second gentleman recounted meeting a Ukrainian Holocaust survivor turned Ukrainian war refugee living in Berlin.
“We have to support (refugees). I met a woman who was rescued during the Holocaust in Germany, settled in Ukraine and is now a refugee again in Berlin, where she originally went to as a Jew during the Holocaust,” Emhoff said.
“Hate is interconnected. You see it in the discourse in the country right now,” he continued. “You see it in the division we have. Just going to school meetings, you see that hate that’s out there.”
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“We have to step up and talk. And we have to call the cowards out there,” he added.
Emhoff’s comparison did not sit well with online commentators.
“WOW. Vice President Kamala Harris’s husband, Doug Emhoff, compares the hatred that led to the Holocaust to the frustration of parents speaking out at school board meetings,” tweeted Nicky Neily, president of Parents Defending Education.
“Administrator Biden’s vitriol toward parental involvement in education knows no bounds,” Neily continued.
“Oy vey. There’s something physically scary about this guy when he talks,” Town Hall columnist Derek Hunter wrote.
“It’s always easier to compare your political opponents to the Nazis than to engage them in debate,” The Giraffe podcast wrote online.
Other Twitter users were more pointed with their thoughts.
Last November, Deputy House Democratic Leader James Clyburn, DS.C., defended and reiterated a comparison of the current state of the United States with Germany in the years leading up to the rise of Adolf Hitler.
During a “Fox News Sunday” interview, host Shannon Bream gave the Democratic leader an opportunity to reflect on his recent remark that the United States “is on track to repeat what happened. in Germany”, and Clyburn stuck to his guns.
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“The facts are very clear,” he said. “I’ve studied history all my life. I’ve taught history. And I’m telling you, what I see here are parallels to what history was like in this world in the 1930s in Germany, Italy.”
Asked if that meant not voting for the Democrats in the midterm elections meant supporting something resembling the rise of Hitler, Clyburn clarified that this comparison would not apply to voting for a non-democrat, just for the “deniers” and the “liars”.
Fox News Digital’s Ronn Blitzer contributed reporting.