Omar requests 'accountability' for GOP lawmaker who quoted Hitler on House floor

Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarMeet the three Democrats who could lead foreign affairs in the House Biden Cabinet picks largely unify Democrats — so far GOP congresswoman-elect wants to form Republican 'Squad' called 'The Force' MORE (D-Minn.), who became the center of controversy over her rhetoric earlier this year, on Tuesday called for accountability for Rep. Mo BrooksMorris (Mo) Jackson BrooksHillicon Valley: House votes to condemn QAnon | Americans worried about foreign election interference | DHS confirms request to tap protester phones House approves measure condemning QAnon, but 17 Republicans vote against it Overnight Defense: Trump hosts Israel, UAE, Bahrain for historic signing l Air Force reveals it secretly built and flew new fighter jet l Coronavirus creates delay in Pentagon research for alternative to 'forever chemicals' MORE (R-Ala.) after he quoted Adolf Hitler on the House floor.

“This is repulsive! Let’s see what accountability looks like for this member of Congress,” Omar tweeted Tuesday.

Brooks earlier on Tuesday took to the House floor to condemn Democrats and the media for their “big lie scam” following the conclusion of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE’s investigation, which found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. 

Hitler wrote about the “big lie” theory in his 1925 autobiography, “Mein Kampf.”


“America must reject [Democrats’ and the media’s] ‘big lies’ or succumb to the danger that lurks and horrific damage that results,” Brooks said. “If socialists in the fake news media had any honor, they would cleanse their souls and atone for their sins by uttering mea culpas.”

“More likely however, they will double down and propagate even more big lies. Because doubling down is central to big lie theory,” he added. “In that vein, I quote from another socialist who mastered big lie propaganda to a maximum and deadly effect.” 

He went on to quote directly from “Mein Kampf” but did not indicate approval of Hitler's words or actions. 

Omar earlier this year sparked a political firestorm when she said support for Israel in Congress is “all about the Benjamins” and suggested groups such as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee push for “allegiance to a foreign country.” 

The Minnesota Democrat was subsequently the unnamed subject of two House resolutions condemning anti-Semitism and other forms of discrimination after people accused her of drawing on historical anti-Semitic tropes.

Some in the progressive wing of the Democratic party defended Omar as pointing out pro-Israel lobbying groups’ power, while Republicans demanded she be removed from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.