US Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) quoted Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf on Monday, accusing Democrats and the press for creating “a big lie” over special counsel Robert Mueller’s now-concluded investigation over whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 election.
“For more than two years, socialist Democrats and their fake news media allies—CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, Washington Post and countless others—have perpetrated the biggest political lie, con, scam and fraud in American history,” he said on the House floor.
“In that vein, I quote from another Socialist who mastered ‘big lie’ propaganda to maximum, and deadly, effect,” he added.
“Quote, in the big lie, there is always a certain force of credibility because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus, in the primitive simplicity of their minds, they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie,” Brooks said, quoting from James Murphy’s English translation of Hitler’s Mein Kampf. ”
The Democratic Jewish Coalition of American rebuked the remarks.
“This is an egregious and deeply offensive example of anti-Semitism once again rearing its head in Congress, this time from @RepMoBrooks (R-Ala.) Where is the GOP outrage?” they tweeted.
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday, defended Brooks, saying Nazi ideology was Socialist; therefore, Democrats who label themselves as Socialists should cease to do so.
“I think the potential abuses and past abuses of the FISA courts and these warrants are an area where the country’s at risk … ” he added. “The potential is out there for another Hitler, Socialist-like Hitler to come along, and like I said, it won’t be Trump.”
FISA, or the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, allows the United States to collect electronic intelligence among foreign entities.