J.D. Hayworth Says US Never Declared War On Germany

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    Hayworth: 'In My History' U.S. Didn't Formally Declare War On Nazi Germany (VIDEO) | TPMDC

    While speaking last week to a local GOP organization in Phoenix, Hayworth was asked by an attendee about America's failure to formally declare war in our modern conflicts. Hayworth defended the modern-day authorizations for the use of military force. "But I would also point out, that if we want to be sticklers, the war that Dwight Eisenhower led in Europe against the Third Reich was never declared by the United States Congress," said Hayworth. "Recall, the Congress passed a war resolution against Japan. Germany declared war on us two days later. We never formally declared war on Hitler's Germany, and yet we fought the war."

    The questioner then responded that he thought the United States did declare on Germany, and he would check it. Hayworth responded: "I think we should check it. Perhaps we made the rationalization -- since there was the Axis alliance -- that the attack of Japan was tantamount to the attack of the Third Reich. But as I recall in my history, Germany declared war on the United States, not vice-versa."

    In fact, the United states did declare war on Germany. The timeline goes as follows: Japan attacked the U.S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The United States declared war against Japan the next day, December 8, 1941. Then on December 11, 1941, Germany declared war against the United States -- to which the United States immediately reciprocated by declaring war against Germany that same day.

    The video of Hayworth was live-streamed by the local GOP organization. It was then captured and posted online by an anti-Hayworth tracker. We were unable to immediately reach Hayworth's campaign for comment.
     
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    a hair-splitting contest. Gotta love it.
     
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    I was with Hayworth on this. I assumed (not a good thing to do, evah) that when we declared war with one ally, we were declaring war on all its allies.

    This kind of hair splitting about the events of 70 years ago is really relevant to today's business.
     
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    It's interesting that someone running for the Senate doesn't know that basic history.
     
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    I've seen a lot worse...people saying we declared war on Germany first.
     
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    it's not basic history, you partisan hack piece of shit. War was declared by the US as a formality.
     
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    that would be worse.
     
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    Non story...except for partisan hacks.
     
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    Ridiculous.

    Everybody knows President Franklin told the Senate to declare war on The German Kingdom after the Chinese bombed Ann Arbor on Dec 25, "a date that will die of infamy."

    Hayworth is finsihed.
     
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    Not too worried about it. Our President said he's been to 57 states.
     
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