LAFAYETTE, La. — Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.) is comparing the alleged election fraud that took place during the Nov. 3 presidential election, which gave him another term in office, to the internment of 120,000 Japanese-Americans during World War II in a post on social media.
In the post on Facebook, Higgins appears to compare the United States Supreme Court’s decision not to hear a Texas lawsuit challenging the 2020 Presidential Election results to the court’s ruling in 1944 that upheld the Japanese-American internment camps.
“It was real. It was wrong. It was abhorrent. And it was challenged in court as a violation of Constitutional rights,” wrote Higgins in the post. “The Supreme Court of the United States did not stop it. Lessons of history. They were 120 thousand. We are 75 million.”
Higgins says in the post that 75 million Americans re-elected Donald J. Trump as president during the election, but that it was “corrupted by coordinated massive fraud and by unconstitutional election process manipulation in major cities of key states.”
Higgins says that those 75 million Americans will “not take a knee to oppression,” and then compares living in a Japanese-American internment camp during World War II to living under the current election results today.
“If you kneel, that’s on you,” writes Higgins. “If your rationale for kneeling is based upon a contemporary general acceptance of unconstitutional oppression and lack of Court intervention, then I ask you... if you were a Japanese American in WWII... would you just concede? Would you kneel?”
The court case that Higgins references is Korematsu v. United States. According to Justia, the case came before the Supreme Court in 1944 when President Franklin Roosevelt signed an executive order to move Japanese-Americans into relocation camps as a matter of national security following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1942, which marked the United States entering the Second World War. The order interned American citizens of Japanese descent and removed many of their constitutional protections.
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