TheBlaze Poll: Do you agree with the fury over a congressman recording a video inside Auschwitz?

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Mike Opelka

Congressman Clay Higgins (R-La.) is making headlines again for something he said, but this time it wasn’t a social media post. He made a solemn video while visiting Auschwitz, one of the horrific concentration camps the Nazis used to exterminate Jews and other prisoners.

The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum does have a list of extensive rules concerning behavior and mobile device usage at the site. Officials for the museum tweeted that while the congressman has the right to personal reflections, “inside a former gas chamber, there should be mournful silence. It’s not a stage.”

Higgins’ personal reflections included a discussion of the conditions prisoners suffered on the train into the camp and during their time there. He also said there needs to be “an unwavering commitment to make damn sure that the United States of America is protected from the evils of the world.”

Mike Opelka was touched by his video and his statements on today’s “Pure Opelka.” He wondered if other people felt the same, or were offended. He said “It’s okay to be mad, just don’t be offended when you don’t have to [be].”

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