The man touted to lead the Democratic Party isn’t too keen on American history.
An archived television interview shows Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., flip-flopping historical facts. He was trying to justify his lack of support for actions to stop Iran from advancing nuclear weapons.
It’s ironic just days after the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor that Ellison’s past gaffe believing Germans attacked US forces in Hawaii exposes his ignorance of world events.
In the March 2012 interview, Bill O’Reilly made the point that prior to World War II nations of the world ignored actions of Nazi Germany until it was too late to do anything but fight. The O’Reilly Factor host compared that lack of concern by world leaders to current events involving Iran and its advancement toward a nuclear weapon.
Speaking about Germany, O’Reilly said leaders didn’t “believe they are going to do this, believe they’re going to do that, and they absolutely did everything. You’ve got to learn from history.”
Ellison lamely tried to compare the “German” attack on Pearl Harbor as a spark that set off war.
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“No, this is the German theater not the Japanese,” O’Reilly quickly corrected Ellison.
The exchange didn’t help Ellison’s argument that Iran should be monitored, not challenged, to stop its furious pace to get a nuclear bomb.
Ellison has a history of manipulating facts to bastardize history and promote his anti-American point of view.
Ellison is a polarizing figure who has been accused of anti-Semitic statements and promoting a separate state for African Americans. He is also on the record publicly defending the radical Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam.
Democrats who herald Ellison as their leader, and if they ultimately anoint him DNC chair, will only be helping Republicans.
h/t: Fox News