On Wednesday, during a hearing of the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz accused acting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ken Cuccinelli and President Trump of pursuing a “heinous white supremacist ideology.”
“You and Mr. Trump do not want anyone who looks or talks differently than Caucasian Americans to be allowed in this country,” Wasserman Schultz began. Cuccinelli tried to interject, “That’s false. That’s defamatory,” but Wasserman Schultz bullied on.
“You want to block all immigration and make life harder for immigrants, and you have demonstrated you will pursue this heinous, white supremacist ideology at all costs,” she added. When Cuccinelli was finally allowed to respond, “I am not a white supremacist, as you alluded, nor is the president,” Wasserman Schultz interrupted: “You have white supremacist followers.”
The left’s habitual demonization of political opponents as white supremacists is a vital strategy in their politics of personal destruction.