Schumer Uses His Ancestors’ Deaths To Get His Way

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( – On Sunday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) referred to World War II and the holocaust while calling for House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) to pass the $95 billion foreign aid package. 

While talking at a New York press conference Schumer opposed the “isolationist” approach to international affairs and noted how this is what had happened in the world in 1938 when Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler was left to take action that resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people. He added that these isolationist policies were what the far-right people in the House were pushing for and that it was the same thing that people in the United States had been pushing for in 1916, which had ended up costing them dearly during the two World Wars. He continued by arguing that those pushing for these policies had not learned from history. 

History proceeded to share a personal story about his own family which had come from Chortkiv, Falicia, a town in western Ukraine that prior to the Holocaust had many Jewish residents. As he noted his grandmother had been told by the Nazis in 1941 that their family would be coming with them. However, they opposed the Nazis and refused to leave, which resulted in all thirty-five family members that had been gathered being gunned down. He added that this was the result of attempting to “suck up to dictators” and that this was a lesson that the House Speaker needed to learn. 

Schumer traveled to Ukraine to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy last week. 

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