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January 13, 2015

Jewish Dems Demand Apology for Hitler Comparison by GOP Representative

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Jewish Dems Demand Apology for Hitler Comparison by GOP Representative

Washington, D.C. - The National Jewish Democratic Council today demanded that Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX) apologize for his inappropriate remarks comparing President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler.

“For any public official to compare our nation’s president to the perpetrator of the Holocaust is simply unacceptable,” stated Greg Rosenbaum, chair of the NJDC Board of Directors. “As a member of Congress and especially as a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, one would hope that Rep. Weber would know better than to make such an outrageous remark. Any comparisons to Hitler are absolutely out of line and just the latest example of the sort of damaging and vitriolic language Republicans routinely use to describe our president. We demand that Rep. Weber apologize for his comments immediately.”

Through his personal Twitter account, Rep. Weber posted on Monday night: “Even Adolph [SIC] Hitler thought it more important than Obama to get to Paris. (For all the wrong reasons.) Obama couldn’t do it for right reasons”. The incident comes just weeks after it was revealed that Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), the Republican Party’s House Whip, addressed a white nationalist group in 2002.


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