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Shankland Responds to Derrick Van Orden’s Unhinged Rant PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Katrina Shankland for Congress Press, James Cersonsky   
Friday, 07 June 2024 12:19

trump-donaldVan Orden compares Donald Trump’s conviction to the rise of the Nazi Party in 1930s Germany and the Soviet Union’s gulags on radio show.

STEVENS POINT, WI – On a local Wisconsin radio show, “The Meg Ellefson Show,” Congressman Derrick Van Orden gave an unhinged rant comparing Donald Trump’s conviction to the rise of the Nazi Party in 1930s Germany and the Soviet Union’s gulags.

derrick-van-orden“The historical references and the similarities, the similarities to what the Democrat Party has been doing, they cannot be denied at this point,” he said, pointing to the “incredibly detailed, methodical step-by-step of what the Nazis did to gain ultimate power in Germany” described in William Shirer’s Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. This is not the first time Van Orden made heinous comparisons to Nazis. Earlier this year, he compared American farmers selling food to China to “feeding Nazi Germany in 1938.”

On Thursday, the 80th anniversary of D-Day, he ranted again to NewsNation, “If President Biden was in office during 1944 and World War II, we would’ve lost. And Lloyd Austin, if he was the Secretary of Defense, which was the Secretary of War at the time, we would’ve lost. It’s time for truth telling... It’s no longer time to pretend like platitudes mean anything. We are closer to World War III than we have been in my lifetime… because of the incompetence of Joe Biden.”

katrina_shankland“When Derrick Van Orden shows us who he is, believe him. This is the raving conspiracy theorist who’s now comparing Democrats to full-blown Nazis—and we’re going to send him packing in November,” said Katrina Shankland, Wisconsin State Representative and Democrat running to replace Van Orden in Wisconsin’s 3rd District.

“It shouldn’t have to be said, but nothing compares to the atrocities of the Nazis,” Shankland continued. “This is just another example of Radical Derrick’s unserious and unprofessional behavior. From yelling “Lies!” at President Biden during the State of the Union to interrupting national security briefings and  screaming at kids in the Capitol and the district, Radical Derrick does not have the values nor character to represent Central and Western Wisconsin. I take my job seriously in the State Assembly: I’ve expanded access to rural healthcare, improved our water quality, supported our farmers, and championed public education. This is the commonsense leadership we need and deserve in Congress.”

Since her first election to the State Assembly in 2012, Shankland has passed 225 bipartisan bills into law under Democratic and Republican governors. In her campaign for Congress, she has earned endorsements from Congressman Mark Pocan, former Congressman Dave Obey, the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO, more than a dozen labor unions, more than 40 state and local elected officials, and three national groups. Head-to-head polling shows Shankland is the only Democratic candidate who beats Van Orden in the general election this November, 48-46%.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 June 2024 16:38
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