Liberal activist and actress Alyssa Milano on Saturday tweeted a picture comparing Vice President Mike Pence to Nazi leader Heinrich Himmler
Milano, who actively tweets about liberal political causes to her 3.6 million Twitter followers, tweeted out two black-and-white photos juxtaposed atop each other. The top image shows Heinrich Himmler, one of the main architects of the Holocaust, inspecting a soviet prisoner of war camp in the 1940's. The bottom image shows Pence visiting a migrant detention center in Texas on Friday. Both images show the men standing behind gates, separating themselves from the detainees.
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Aside from crediting the picture to poet Rachel McKibbens by including her Twitter handle, Milano didn't provide any commentary on the tweet.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) July 13, 2019
Pence spent several hours visiting border patrol facilities on Friday, including the tent city just outside McAllen, Texas, where he and Republican lawmakers from the Senate Judiciary Committee went to see "firsthand the humanitarian crisis" at the southern border. In response to media coverage of his visit, Pence took a shot at CNN for being "dishonest."
"CNN is so dishonest. Today we took reporters to a detention facility on the border for families and children and all told us they were being treated well," Pence said.
"The crisis at our southern border is not a ‘manufactured crisis,' it is real and is overwhelming our system. To show this, we also visited an overcrowded facility for adult men, many of whom have been arrested multiple times," Pence continued. "These men were in a temporary holding area because Democrats in Congress have refused to fund additional bed space."
The picture Milano shared escalated the rhetoric pushed a couple weeks ago by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.), who claimed the detention centers were "concentration camps on our southern border."
Milano has been involved with several political issues over the last year, including advising Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden to reverse his position on the Hyde Amendment last month and unsuccessfully campaigning against the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, saying she believes Christine Blasey Ford, one of the women who accused Kavanaugh last year of sexual assault while he was in high school.
She also called for a sex strike back in May to protest strict abortion laws.
"Until women have legal control over our own bodies we just cannot risk pregnancy," Milano tweeted. "JOIN ME by not having sex until we get bodily autonomy back."