Discussion: GOP Rep. Retracts Video Promoting U.S. Military From Auschwitz Gas Chambers

“My intent was to offer a reverent homage to those who were murdered in Auschwitz…”

No, asswipe, your intent was self-aggrandizement and pushing your right wing militaristic political agenda.


The video that was published to YouTube Saturday — and has since been removed

Too late.


The ‘problem’ wasn’t your lack of sincerity…your problem was your utter lack of knowledge about history.


A foot-noted snippet of his Wiki bio

Higgins served in the Military Police Corps of the Louisiana National Guard for six years.[1][2] He then worked as a manager of a car dealership in Opelousas, Louisiana. He left the job in 2004 to become a reserve officer for the Opelousas Police Department. After serving in the department for four years, he resigned in lieu of accepting disciplinary action for his striking of a handcuffed suspect before spending the next three years working for the Port Barre Police Department. He joined the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office in 2011. When the office’s public information officer was reassigned in October 2014, Higgins succeeded her in the role and was promoted to captain.[3][4]

As public information officer, Higgins made videos for Crime Stoppers. He began by using standard scripts in his first weeks, but then began to highlight various criminals by name.[5] His videos went viral, and he was referred to as the “Cajun John Wayne”.[1][6] One of his videos was featured on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in 2015.[5] He resigned from the St. Landry Parish Sherriff’s Office in February 2016 because of the public outcry against one of his videos.[7][8] In March 2016, he was sworn in as a Reserve Deputy Marshal in Lafayette, Louisiana.[9]

The former deputy of St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office[10] resigned in lieu of being fired for making controversial statements after the Sheriff warned him against using disrespectful and demeaning language toward the public. The Sheriff ordered him to “Tone down his unprofessional comments on our weekly Crime Stoppers messages”[11], underlining “a growing undertone of insubordination and lack of discipline on Higgins’ part”[12]. The Sheriff also took issue with Higgins’s misuse of the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office’s badge of office for personal profit and gain, citing Higgins’s fully uniformed appearance with his marked patrol unit in a commercial for Acadian Total Security as well as its use in the sale of t-shirts and shot glasses from Higgins’s personal website. In an investigative article published in Salon it is revealed that "He also negotiated paid speaking appearances with other police departments. In one email, Higgins discussed his request for a speaker’s fee that included shopping money for his wife and part of the fuel for his friend’s private plane[13]. Clay Higgins had previously worked for the Opelousas Police Department but also resigned under allegations of unprofessional and unlawful conduct. The Opelousas Police Department’s Discipline Review Board found that “Clay Higgins used unnecessary force on a subject during the execution of a warrant and later gave false statements during an internal investigation. Although he later recanted his story and admitted to striking a suspect in handcuffs and later releasing him”. Clay Higgins resigned before disciplinary action could be imposed.[14]

Two things rise to the top in Southern Louisiana: cream and bayou scum.


”I have always stood with Israel and all Jewish people, and I always will.”

“…Except when the President appointed a neo-Nazi as White House Chief Strategist.”

“…And, of course, when he named a guy in an Axis uniform and medal as Deputy Assistant to the President.”

“…And, I guess, when he retweets all those anti-Semitic posts.”

“…Did I mention the international cabal of journalists spreading fake news?”


Let’s never forget that the Nazis were homegrown evil, not outsiders — they started as a political party driven by megalomaniacs, who worked inside the system before abolishing it, after having turned the media into a gigantic propaganda machine, ruining the reputations of good people and then shipping those who were “different” off to be exterminated.

In other news today, the Mercers have just bought a couple of million shares of Time Inc…


I really hate this timeline, shit


He also owes over $140,000 in back child support, defying a court order to pay. According to his mouthpiece, as a Congressman he is “too busy” to deal with it.


As usual, someone tries to remove something they shouldn’t have posted in the first place without realizing that once something is “out there” getting the “out there” removed is almost impossible … LOL Here’s another posting of the video in all it’s nauseating glory [of course, he was too self-absorbed to read the BIG sign that asks for silence … ]


Due to political incidents running at a high speed level, its sometimes hard to remember all of the ‘bit players’ in the Trump show; but I read that Wiki excerpt and suddenly i was like "wait a sec’.


So he’s the southern version of Joe Walsh, ‘nice’.


My favorite is how he tries to conflate the Final Solution with terrorism – as if the folks running the gas chambers weren’t Nazi soldiers, but some outside force. That’s the most evil part of his twisted video, IMHO…

“This is why homeland security must be squared away, why our military must be invincible,” says Higgins, a former law enforcement officer who serves on the House Homeland Security Committee. “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.”


Doesn’t even own a Maserati


“I filmed the Auschwitz message with great humility. My intent was to offer a reverent homage to those who were murdered in Auschwitz and to remind the world that evil exists, that free nations must remember, and stand strong."

Poppycock and balderdash. What the Nazis did to the Jews is exactly what you want to do to Muslims.


Standing with the Jewish People is one thing, standing with Israel is quite another. Israel’s violent racist policies and dehumanizing land grabs are nothing to defend.

And militarism is the enemy of good. It always has been.


Just another KKKroKKKed KKKraKKKer RepubliKKKlan!

FTR The Soviet Red Army liberated Auschwitz.


So this is now 'splained as some promotion of our military? Like more U.S. military aircraft & ships would have caused the Germans to back off from the Holocaust?

Listen, Loser — The U.S. had a military in the 1940s, too. By the time the “Final Solution” was implemented after the Wannsee Conference in 1942 (of leading Nazis in a Berlin suburb) the U.S. had probably far & away the world’s largest defense budget, with the world’s largest aircraft manufacturing, tank & artillery manufacturing, & shipbuilding.
There’s a reason we were on the winning side in World War II. But our military strength didn’t deter the Nazis from implementing the Holocaust within the nations occupied by Germany.

Incidentally, the overwhelming military superiority enjoyed by the U.S. in 2001 didn’t stop 9-11, either.


Well sure, when you put it that way. Ooh!! Look over there, a Muslim!!!