Alaska Rep. Donald Edwin Young is under fire for statements he produced in reference to the Jewish Holocaust, which claimed roughly 6 million Jewish lives, and 9 million lives in total.
Rep. Young was speaking to a small group of citizens in Alaska as the national debate on gun control spirals out of control.
“How many millions of people were shot and killed because they were unarmed? Fifty million in Russia because their citizens weren’t armed,” Young said. “How many Jews were put in the ovens because they were unarmed?”
Rep. Don Young’s statements were beyond insensitive, they were ignorant, and lame on several levels.
Politicizing the Jewish Holocaust for minmal political gain is enough, but to so reckleslly reference the manner in which so many innnocent people died is off the richter scale.
A shameful statement by Rep. Don Young, and even worse, the crowd in attendance hardly blinked while the politician engaged completely inappropriate commentary.
A spokesperson for the senator claims the remarks were taken out of context?