House Majority Whip James Clyburn claimed Thursday in an interview with Fox News Digital that the U.S. is on track to become Nazi Germany.
Clyburn warned that the U.S. is on the same path Germany was in the early 1930’s, according to Fox News Digital.
“It’s what happens in a country that follows what happened in Germany in the early ’30’s. And I said this in 2018, it caught a lot of hell from a lot of people for having said it, but it was true then and it’s true now,” Clyburn said in the interview. “This country is on track to repeat what happened in Germany when it was greatest democracy going, elected a chancellor who then co-opted the media. This past president called the press the enemy of the people. That is a bunch of crap. And we know it. And that’s what’s going on in this country.”
“I think that people should be voting in their own self-interest. And their self-interest is much more than what you may or may not be paying for gas or a loaf of bread,” he added, according to Fox News. (RELATED: Karine Jean-Pierre Says ‘Mega MAGA’ Republicans Do Not ‘Believe In The Rule Of Law’)
Clyburn isn’t the only person on the left to draw a comparison between Nazi Germany and the midterms. MSNBC political analyst Matthew Dowd compared Republicans that are concerned about inflation to Adolf Hitler.
“I’ll also remind people of a history lesson that in the 1930s Germany, there was a candidate and there was a party that said they were going to do something about inflation. And then did something about inflation. Inflation went away but so did democracy in Germany in the 1930s up until 1945,” Dowd said.