Clay Higgins represents a district in Louisiana. He seems like a nice man:
A US congressman has been criticised by officials at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum after he posted a video on the internet taken inside a former Nazi death camp gas chamber.
Clay Higgins, a Republican from Louisiana known as “the Cajun John Wayne” filmed himself and narrated the footage which was then posted on his website.
The Cajun John Wayne. This ought to be great. What did he have to say?
Mr Higgins, a former police officer and Crime Stoppers host, sits on the House Homeland Security Committee in Congress.
He said in the video: “A great sense of dread comes over you in this place. Man’s inhumanity to man can be quite shocking.”
The congressman said it demonstrated why the US military “must be invincible”.
He added: “The world’s a smaller place now than it was in World War II. The United States is more accessible to terror like this, horror like this. It’s hard to walk away from the gas chambers and ovens without a very sober feeling of commitment, unwavering commitment, to make damn sure that the United States of America is protected from the evils of the world.”
“Not a single radicalized Islamic suspect should be granted any measure of quarter,” the Louisiana Republican posted on Facebook on Sunday. “Their intended entry to the American homeland should be summarily denied. Every conceivable measure should be engaged to hunt them down. Hunt them, identify them, and kill them. Kill them all. For the sake of all that is good and righteous. Kill them all.”
I guess Auschwitz is the perfect place for the modern Republican Party. Just not in the way it is for people who think the Holocaust should never be repeated.