Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) literally made right-wing activist Candace Owens squirm when he played a video of her defending Adolf Hitler‘s nationalism in a Congressional hearing on hate.
Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee invited Owens to testify at a hearing on white nationalism and hate crimes, an all too unfortunate theme during the Trump presidency. Owens plugged Blexit, her campaign to have black people leave the Democratic party, and somehow claimed Antifa is the real extremist threat.
However, progressive Democratic representative Ted Lieu was not having any if it.
When it was Lieu’s time to speak, he made sure that his colleagues were made well aware of Owens’ previous rhetoric by playing controversial comments she made about Adolf Hitler.
“Of all the people that Republicans could have selected, they picked Candace Owens,” Lieu said. “I’m going to let her do the talking. I’m going to play for you the first 30 seconds of a statement she made about Adolf Hitler.”
Owens, for her part, previously said she hasn’t any problems at all with the word ‘nationalism,’ explaining that Hitler’s problem wasn’t his nationalism, it was his globalism.
“If Hitler just wanted to make Germany great and have things run well, okay, fine. The problem is that he wanted, he had dreams outside of Germany. He wanted to globalize. He wanted everybody to be German, everybody to be speaking German. Everybody to look a different way. To me, that’s not nationalism. In thinking about how we could go bad down the line, I don’t really have an issue with nationalism. I really don’t.”
Watch the video below:
.@TedLieu just played Candace Owens' comments on Hitler and nationalism during the hearing on white nationalism.
She looks less than pleased. pic.twitter.com/AwOLiGhQkK
— jordan (@JordanUhl) April 9, 2019