Twitter rips Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) he tweets a Benito Mussolini quote in a pitiful attempt at shaming Democratic Socialists (who Mussolini attacked):  “Do Hitler next,” one user tweeted.

Cornyn tweeted:  “We were the first to assert that the more complicated the forms assumed by civilization, the more restricted the freedom of the individual must become.’ Benito Mussolini.”

You would think Sen. Cornyn knows what Mussolini stood for and that his tweet was promoting a fascist ideology.  Nope. He followed that up with another crazy tweet:

“Since so-called Democratic Socialists have forgotten or never learned the lessons of history, and how their ideology is incompatible with freedom, I guess we have to remind or teach them.”

Republicans are trying to attack Democrats as socialists, particularly Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Kamala Harris emphatically stated that “I am not a Democratic Socialist.” So, that label clearly won’t stick to her, but we can see where this is all going with Republicans, no matter how ridiculous it sounds.

Twitter reacts after Sen. John Cornyn tweets Benito Mussolini quote: