NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC Executive Director David Harris issued the following statement regarding Congressman Randy Weber's outrageous tweet:
"The notion that President Obama and Adolf Hitler would be mentioned in the same sentence is beyond reprehensible, but that is exactly what happened in a tweet sent by Rep. Randy Weber of Texas last night.
"We fully understand the legitimacy of the debate over U.S. representation at the major rally in Paris on Sunday. However, resorting to comparisons with the leader of the Third Reich, who was responsible for nearly 60 million deaths, including six million Jews, as well as brutal occupation policies, including in Paris, should have no place in American political discourse.
"We urge Congressman Weber to withdraw his language immediately and issue an appropriate apology."
SOURCE American Jewish Committee