In Video, Congressman Says Auschwitz Strengthens Commitment To Homeland Security

Rep. Clay Higgins appears to be using the Auschwitz video to make the case for a stronger military and homeland resolve. The Auschwitz Memorial slammed the video, saying the site is "not a stage."
"It's hard to walk away from gas chambers and ovens without a sober feeling of commitment ... to make damn sure that the United States of America is protected from the evils of the world," Rep. Clay Higgins says in the video filmed at Auschwitz. Source: YouTube

As President Trump visits Poland Wednesday, a U.S. congressman is stirring up controversy with a video recorded at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum.

In a macabre YouTube post, Louisiana Republican Clay Higgins, at times donning dark glasses, takes viewers on a

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