Actress and left-wing activist Alyssa Milano on Saturday tweeted an image that included Vice President Mike Pences visit to an immigration detention center along with a picture of Nazi chief Heinrich Himmler touring a prisoner of war compound.
Milano posted the picture of Pence at the detention facility juxtaposed below Himmler walking past prisoners. Himmler was a one-time poultry farmer who was ultimately responsible for all Nazi security forces and directly oversaw the Holocaust. Pence, who toured a McAllen, Texas immigration facility on Friday, has described himself as “a Christian, a conservative and a Republican. In that order.”
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) July 13, 2019
Milanos tweet did not go unnoticed on Twitter with dozens of people telling Milano that they thought the comparisons were either inappropriate or inaccurate. (RELATED: Alyssa Milano Says Shes A Gay Man In A Weird Tweet — Doubles Down On Critics)
She neither explained nor commented further in the tweet.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence talks to young asylum-seekers at the Donna Soft-Sided Processing Facility in Donna, Texas, U.S. July 12, 2019. REUTERS/Veronica G. Cardenas
The actress is not the first Twitter star to attempt to draw parallels between the Nazis and border detention. Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently called the facilities “concentration camps on our southern border.” The Holocaust Center upbraided the congresswoman for making the comparison. (RELATED: Ocasio-Cortez Visits Border Facility, Claims Migrant Women Were Forced To Drink Toilet Water)