Mike Johnson (R-La) compared abortion to the holocaust in an interview last year, according to CNN’s KFILE.
In an interview on the Vince Conglianese Show in May 2022, Johnson said that abortion “is truly an American holocaust.”
“I mean, the reality is that Planned Parenthood and all these big abortion [providers], they set up their clinics in inner cities. They are, you know, they regard these people as easy prey,” he added. “I mean, it’s true. This is what’s happening across the country now.”
This was not the first time Johnson compared abortion to the holocaust.
In a 2005 op-ed for the Shreveport Times, recently unearthed by CBS News, Johnson wrote: “During business hours today, 4,500 innocent American children will be killed. It is a holocaust that has been repeated every day for 32 years, since 1973’s Roe v Wade.”
Johnson has been under fire for his extremist views on abortion ever since he was elected speaker last month.
For instance, he once argued that Republicans would not need to make cuts to Social Security and Medicare if women were compelled to bring more “able-bodied workers” into the world.