Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff compared the “hate” at public school board meetings Wednesday to that which motivated the Holocaust, in which the Nazis exterminated six million Jews and millions of other people. Emhoff was speaking at the South by Southwest Conference, a trendy gathering of tech-savvy entrepreneurs and artists in Austin, Texas. He was interviewed by the Symone Sanders, the former spokesperson for his wife, Vice President Kamala Harris. Among other topics, Emhoff discussed the ongoing challenge of antisemitism. In doing so, he recalled visiting Auschwitz — the concentration camp where the Nazis forced inmates to perform slave labor and where 1.1 million people were murdered. Some were subjected to horrific medical experiments.
He went on to say: This hate is interconnected. You see it in the discourse in the country right now. You see it in the divide that we have, in the, just going to school [board] meeting[s] — you see that hate that is out there, we’ve got to step up, and speak out, and we’ve got to call out the cowards out there, people — as my wife would say, these “so-called leaders.”
Emhoff was likely referring to the outcry at public school board meetings around the country against the indoctrination of children with transgender ideology and other radical ideas, such as Critical Race Theory. The latter teaches that the United States is racist at its core; parents complain that it encourages racial hatred.