The Washington Examiner reported that Holywood actress Alyssa Milano implied in a tweet that Vice President Mike Pence was on the same moral plane as the leading Nazi who orchestrated the Holocaust.
On Saturday, the liberal activist posted a 1941 photo of Heinrich Himmler surveying a Soviet POW camp with another photo of Mike Pence inspecting the conditions of a U.S. immigrant detention facility in McAllen, Texas.
Alyssa Milano offered no commentary other than a photo credit for the second picture.
Milano’s post on Twitter continues the escalating rhetoric that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez began last month, in which she compared the U.S. detention facilities on the southern border to concentration camps.
Her comparison drew bipartisan denunciation, as well as condemnation from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, which issued a statement critical of such comparisons last month.
“The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum unequivocally rejects efforts to create analogies between the Holocaust and other events, whether historical or contemporary.” the museum stated.
“That position has repeatedly and unambiguously been made clear in the Museum’s official statement on the matter – a statement that is reiterated and reaffirmed now,” they said.
“The Museum further reiterates that a statement ascribed to a Museum staff historian regarding recent attempts to analogize the situation on the United States southern border to concentration camps in Europe during the 1930s and 1940s does not reflect the position of the Museum.” They added.