FRONT PAGE CONTRIBUTOR
Mmm, mmm, mmm: Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D, Ohio-09) just LOVES her some Holocaust Denial!
This is not a euphemism.
Thank you for sending me a copy of David Cole’s video [“David Cole Interviews Dr. Franciszek Piper: A Jewish Researcher’s Honest Look at WWII and Auschwitz.”]. Mr. Cole has obviously invested a great deal in researching his subject and I admire his tenacious curiosity.
Again, I thank you for sharing this documentary with myself and other Members of Congress.
The Daily Caller has the full story on this, obviously: and it would entertaining to see Marcy Kaptur’s office try to spin this exceptionally problematic letter away if it was on any other subject than Holocaust denial. Basically, Marcy Kaptur’s excuse is that it’s a form letter (it’s not) written by an anonymous intern (who they won’t name) that went out over the Congresswoman’s signature* – and, again, the title of the ‘documentary’ was “David Cole Interviews Dr. Franciszek Piper: A Jewish Researcher’s Honest Look at WWII and Auschwitz.” I get that not everything that comes in and out of a Congressional office is scrutinized to death; but that particular title is a giant, honking tell of Teh Crazy. David Cole was so lunatic fringe on this subject that he had to go, change his name, and hide his past history in order to get any work in Hollywood**; one might think that someone in Marcy Kaptur’s office would have red-flagged it. That they did not suggests, perhaps, that this wasn’t the first piece of Holocaust denial to ooze its way into their in-box…
Moe Lane (crosspost)
PS: No, Marcy Kaptur was not being polite to a constituent. Unless Boring, Oregon is somehow now inside an Ohio Congressional District. I suppose that Marcy Kaptur could have been being polite to a campaign contributor, although if a Holocaust denier ever tried to give me money I’d probably vomit.
PPS: Richard May is the Republican challenger for OH-09: to the best of my knowledge he’s also not a Holocaust denier. And I resent having to go look that up, just because Marcy Kaptur has made it necessary for the rest of us to note that about mainstream political candidates now…
*Look on the bright side: at least Marcy Kaptur’s office didn’t blame the whole thing on AIPAC.