Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida defended Holocaust denier Charles “Chuck” Johnson whom Gaetz gave a ticket to for President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address.
Gaetz told the Fox Business Network that Johnson is “not a Holocaust denier”:
Some of the claims against Mr. Johnson are not accurate. He’s not a holocaust denier, he’s not a white supremacist. Those are unfortunate characterizations of him, but I did not know he was as perhaps as infamous and controversial as he was when he came by to my office… He was a polite and just entirely appropriate guest I thought.
In reality, Johnson did deny the Holocaust during an “Ask Me Anything” session on the social media site Reddit, notes Little Green Footballs:
I do not and never have believed the six million figure. I think the Red Cross numbers of 250,000 dead in the camps from typhus are more realistic. I think the Allied bombing of Germany was a ware crime.
I agree with David Cole about Auschwitz and the gas chambers not being real. I read the German War (highly recommend), Bloodlands, Mein Kampf, and all of David Irving.
I’m more or less of the view that the war was an outgrowth of the efforts of communism to spread itself throughout the world. I also believe that the fears of German extermination were not misplaced, especially in light of the Ukrainian famine. But I support Israel as a Jewish state and Zionism as a concept. I’m pro-ethno state, generally.
I understand why and how Hitler rose to power but think too much of our focus on World War II is spent trying to understand Hitler and not enough is spent trying to understand Weimar. Mecius Moldbug, aka Curtis Yarvin, is right. America is a communist country.
Johnson also has a history of repeatedly using the N-word on Twitter, notes POLITICO.
Johnson was banned from Twitter after soliciting money to “take out” a Black Lives Matter activist, reported the Southern Poverty Law Center.