GOP lawmaker compares Japanese internment to alleged fraud that cost Trump election

Rep. Clay HigginsGlen (Clay) Clay HigginsThe Memo: Gosar censured, but toxic culture grows Newly elected Freedom Caucus chair tests positive for COVID-19 The Memo: Experts warn of new violence amid Gosar storm MORE (R-La.) compared the supposed election fraud that cost President TrumpDonald TrumpPence: Supreme Court has chance to right 'historic wrong' with abortion ruling Prosecutor says during trial that actor Jussie Smollett staged 'fake hate crime' Overnight Defense & National Security — US, Iran return to negotiating table MORE the election to Japanese interment during World War II in a Facebook post on Friday.

The post comes as the president refuses to concede the election to President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenDearborn office of Rep. Debbie Dingell vandalized Pfizer to apply for COVID-19 booster approval for 16- and 17-year-olds: report Coronavirus variant raises fresh concerns for economy MORE. Trump and his allies have repeatedly claimed that the election was riddled with widespread voter fraud, yet has not provided evidence to prove those claims.

“The internment of 120K American citizens of Japanese ancestry during World War II happened," Higgins wrote. “It was real. It was wrong. It was abhorrent.


“And it was challenged in court as a violation of Constitutional rights. The Supreme Court of the United States did not stop it," he continued. "Lessons of history. They were 120 thousand. We are 75 million.”

Higgins then said that those that voted for Trump “will not take a knee to oppression,” adding that the election was “corrupted by coordinated massive fraud and by unconstitutional election process manipulation in major cities of key states.”

“If your rationale for kneeling is based upon a contemporary general acceptance of unconstitutional oppression and lack of Court intervention, then I ask you ... if you were a Japanese American in WWII ... would you just concede? Would you kneel?” Higgins wrote.

“If your answer is yes, then perhaps  you should kneel. You’ll be out of our way," he added.

Higgins attached a photo of newspapers reading “ouster of all Japs in California near.”


Higgins was one of the more than 100 Republicans that signed an amicus brief backing Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s (R) election lawsuit in the Supreme Court, in which Paxton alleges that Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Texas unconstitutionally changed election laws to allow for mail-in voting.

The Louisiana congressman is no stranger to controversy and strange social media posts; during the election, Higgins claimed that his wife had the “gift of premonition,” and woke up crying over a dream of a dystopian future.

And in September, Facebook removed a post of his suggesting that armed demonstrators should be met with force.