Rohrabacher vs. 'Morning Joe' on Syria: We Allied With Stalin To Beat Hitler, We Can Ally With Putin To Beat ISIS


Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, House Foreign Relations Committee leader and potential Trump State Department appointment, debates MSNBC's Joe Scarborough about Russia's role in the humanitarian crisis in Syria.

"That’s a question that’s based on false premises,” Rohrabacher replied when asked about Russian bombs killing women and children in Aleppo.

He threatened to walk about of the interview: "Are you going to let me answer? Goodbye! Goodbye, if you’re not going to let me say anything, it’s goodbye!"

He eventually got to answering the question, and said: "The bottom line is: We are at war with radical islam. We are at war with people who want to destroy us. You're takling about a no-fly zone where we are shooting doesn Russian airplanes? We need to be working with the Russians to defeat radical Islam."

"We allied with Stalin in order to defeat Hitler," he continued. "Stalin was a horrible man, he murdered millions of people. But we knew Hitler was the bigger threat. Today the biggest threat is radical Islam, to our safety. If we keep trying to focus on all of the faults of Russia, so that we can't work with them to defeat our common enemy, we're not doing any service to the people of the United States or the cause of peace."

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