Arnold Schwarzenegger is going viral for a moving video.
The actor and former governor of California addressed the public in a video message on Sunday (January 10), condemning the pro-Donald Trump siege of the U.S. Capitol earlier in the week and denouncing the “spinelessness” of fellow Republicans.
During the video, he compared the riot in Washington, D.C., to Kristallnacht, the 1938 attack by Nazis in Germany who began destroying Jewish homes, businesses and synagogues.
“The broken glass was in the windows of the United States Capitol. But the mob did not just shatter the windows of the Capitol, they shattered the ideas we took for granted. They didn’t just break down the doors of the building that housed American democracy, they trampled the very principles on which our country was founded,” he said.
He also got candid, revealing he saw men as a child who drank their guilt away by participating in the most “evil regime” in history, and that his father would often get drunk and hit both himself and his mom.
“President Trump sought to overturn the results of an election, and of a fair election. He sought a coup by misleading people with lies. My father and neighbors were misled also with lies,” he explained.
My message to my fellow Americans and friends around the world following this week's attack on the Capitol. pic.twitter.com/blOy35LWJ5
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) January 10, 2021