Former House Republican conference chair Liz Cheney accused the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) of “collaborating” with Donald Trump’s “Nazi propaganda” by refusing to condemn his remarks calling those who oppose him “vermin”.
“When @GOPChairwoman refuses to condemn the GOP’s leading candidate for using the same Nazi propaganda that mobilized 1930s-40s Germany to evil, it’s fair to assume she’s collaborating,” Cheney wrote in a post on Twitter. “History will judge Ronna McDaniel and every republican who is appeasing this dangerous man.”
In a post on his Truth Social app on Veterans Day, Trump promised to “root out” all the “vermin” who “lie, steal, and cheat on Elections, and will do anything possible, whether legally or illegally, to destroy America, and the American Dream.”
Trump has been facing backlash for echoing language used by dictators like Germany’s Adolf Hitler and Italy’s Benito Mussolini to dehumanize their enemies and incite violence.
“Calling people ‘vermin’ was used effectively by [Adolf] Hitler and [Benito] Mussolini to dehumanize people and encourage their followers to engage in violence,” New York University historian Ruth Ben-Ghiat told the Washington Post.
McDaniel refused to condemn Trump’s remarks during an appearance on ‘Meet The Press’ Sunday saying: “I am not going to comment on candidates and their campaign messaging.”