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ICYMI: Texas Rep. Randy Weber Compares Obama to Hitler [Politico]

From Josh Schwerin, DCCC:  “Congressman Randy Weber’s outrageous comparison is beyond vile and insulting. Congressional Republicans like Weber are clearly catering to the most extreme elements – first refusing to condemn Steve Scalise’s inexcusable affiliation with KKK members, and now this. Speaker Boehner and Republican leaders need to step forward and condemn Congressman Weber and his toxic brand of politics.”


Texas Rep. Randy Weber Compares Obama to Hitler


By John Bresnahan

January 12, 2015

Texas Rep. Randy Weber, an outspoken conservative hardliner, compared President Barack Obama unfavorably to German dictator Adolf Hitler in a tweet posted Monday night.

Weber bashed Obama for failing to travel to Paris on Sunday for a massive anti-terrorism march attended by dozens of other world leaders

“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,” Weber tweeted.

Hitler briefly visited Paris following the fall of France to Nazi Germany’s forces in 1940.

The Obama-Hitler tweet attracted widespread comment on Twitter, but as of 11:13 p.m. Monday it remained online.

The Texas Republican did not respond to emails seeking further explanation.

Weber often rails against “Emperor Obama” on his official Twitter account, but has never previously compared the president to the late German dictator.

“Hardworking taxpayers deserve a President that respects the Constitution, not one who acts unilaterally when he sees fit,” Weber posted on Dec. 9.

“Minimalize Obama’s lies, keep our eyes on the prize: “The beautiful for spacious skies.” America matters Mr. President. Put America first!” the Texas Republican wrote on Nov. 18.

In June, Weber introduced a resolution “condemning the President and executive branch of government for continuous actions that violates [sic] the laws and Constitution of the United States.”

More than 40 world leaders including Britain’s David Cameron, Germany’s Angela Merkel, Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu and French President François Hollande joined more than a million French citizens marching through the streets of Paris on Sunday to show their support for free speech and lament the Jan. 7 attacks on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Monday that the administration regretted not having sent a “higher-profile” official to join the Paris rally.

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