Critics took aim at President Biden for comparing asylum-seeking immigrants to Jews fleeing Nazi Germany during the Holocaust.
“What a disgusting and awful statement from this ignoramus, and the corrupt media are silent,” conservative commentator Mark Levin said on Twitter Friday in reaction to Biden’s remarks.
Biden’s comments came in response to a reporter Thursday, who asked the president whether he believed migration is a human right.
“Well, I think it is a human right if your family is being persecuted,” Biden responded. “I thought it was a human right for, you know, Jews in Germany to be able to go — to get to escape and get help where they could.”
But some were quick to point out that many seeking asylum or illegally crossing the border are not innocent victims.
“Biden just compared illegal aliens—lawbreakers who have been found to be terrorists, drug dealers, and bad actors—to Jews fleeing Germany during the Holocaust. Not even remotely the same situation,” Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., said on Twitter Thursday. “This kind of mindset prevents us from legitimately securing our border.”
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