Vice President Mike Pence, in the company of his wife Karen, White House Special Advisor Jared Kushner and Polish President Andrzej Duda and first lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda, visited Auschwitz for the first time. Unfortunately he couldn’t help but bring the political baggage he was delivering to Europe along to this hallowed ground.
Several times during his visit Pence compared the evil of the Nazis to that of Iran today.
He accused the regime in Tehran of “breathing out murderous threats with the same vile anti-Semitic hatred that animated the Nazis in Europe.”
He added that “to be there to see the end result of that and understand all that happened there, I think will better prepare us and strengthen the resolve of the free world to oppose that kind of vile hatred and to confront authoritarian threats of our time.”
This administration continues to strain my belief in their humanity.