Politics are like a game of limbo: how low can you go? And we may have (today's) winner: Clay Higgins, Republican congressman from Louisiana, who seriously decided to film a political ad at the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland, including a segment inside an actual gas chamber.
Going to a historical site once used by Nazis to exterminate millions of Jewish people, and using it as a tool for political gain? No, this is not an extremely dark joke; it's an extremely dark reality. You can watch the 5-minute video, shared by NOLA.com, here (if you can stomach it):
"This is why homeland security must be squared away, why our military must be invincible," says Higgins, while standing in front of the ovens where millions of prisoners were once cremated. He adds that the world is a "smaller place" now and the U.S. needs to be protected from "the evils of the world."