The Louisiana Congressman who posted a video of himself at Auschwitz has taken it down and apologized after getting a ton of blowback for it.
Rep. Clay Higgins recorded video as he walked around the concentration camp and talked about the horrors of what happened there, including in the gas chambers.
Higgins has gotten a lot of flak for the inappropriateness of that video––including from the Anti-Defamation League and the Auschwitz Memorial itself––and the Times-Picayune has received a statement from him apologizing for it:
I filmed the Auschwitz message with great humility. My intent was to offer a reverent homage to those who were murdered in Auschwitz and to remind the world that evil exists, that free nations must remember, and stand strong.
However, my message has caused pain to some whom I love and respect. For that, my own heart feels sorrow. Out of respect to any who may feel that my video posting was wrong or caused pain, I have retracted my video.
He said that the world should continue to stand against such evil, but again added, “My Auschwitz video has been removed, and my sincere apology for any unintended pain is extended.”
The video is still up here, if you want to see what he said for yourself.
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