Todd Akin questions Holocaust: “If it had been a legitimate genocide, God would have smited the Germans”

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Recently Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) has been in the news for explaining how women cannot become pregnant if they are legitimately raped.

“If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down”

Looking back on his history of horrible misunderstandings of how the world works, our researchers here at Free Wood Post found an old quote from an early interview with Rep. Akin referring to the Holocaust during WWII.

In 2002, during his first reelection campaign he did an interview with his local paper in Missouri around the time of VE Day (Victory in Europe Day) where the World War II Allies formally accepted the surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany, ending the war in Europe. During the interview he was asked about how he felt in regards to celebrating the triumph over Adolf Hitler and all the wrong doings he had done, including the Jewish concentration camps. Rep. Akin replied,

“I think it is wonderful that we were victorious in overcoming the German occupation in Europe that killed thousands. However, I’m not certain that there were Jewish concentration camps. If it had been a legitimate genocide, God would have smited the Germans, and there would’ve have been no reason for us to become involved in the conflict. World War II was simply a power grab by Adolf Hitler, and we went in to make sure he didn’t take over the world… and we succeeded.”

Now, if Rep. Akin truly believes this, how in the world has he been reelected not just once, but five times? He clearly has no grasp on the reality of history, or that of the reproductive system. Has he not seen ample evidence and documentation throughout the years that there were indeed concentration camps that murdered thousands of Jews during Hitler’s reign over Nazi Germany? Has he never picked up a book in his entire life?

This man is an embarrassment to the American people, and an insult to all those who perished during WWII. What next, he’s going to tell us that Abraham Lincoln was shot by his wife, or that Pearl Harbor was an inside job? This man is out of his mind. Hopefully come November the constituents within his state will not elect him for the Senate.

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