Wiesenthal Center: Congressman’s Hitler/Obama Comparison Inappropriate, Should be Withdrawn

January 13, 2015

The Simon Wiesenthal Center urged Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX) to withdraw his comparison of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler to President Obama. In a Tweet posted, Congressman Weber criticized President Obama’s failure to participate in an anti-Islamist terrorist protest in Paris with this comment: “Even Adolph 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 Simon Wiesenthal Center, along with many leaders and the media rightfully criticized President Obama for his failure to attend or send a Cabinet member to the Paris march. The invoking of any comparison to Hitler in this instance is highly inappropriate and should be immediately withdrawn by the Congressman,” said Rabbis Marvin Hier and Abraham Cooper, Founder and Dean and Associate Dean of the Wiesenthal Center.

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