Lawmaker Compares Obama to Hitler in Tweet on Paris Attack
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Texas congressman is drawing criticism for comparing President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler in a tweet related to the terror attack in Paris.
Republican Rep. Randy Weber's Twitter account on Monday night said even Hitler "thought it more important than Obama to get to Paris."
The tweet referred to Hitler's visit to the vanquished city after his troops invaded in World War II, and to Obama's failure to join dozens of world leaders at an anti-terror march through Paris on Sunday.
New York Democratic Rep. Steve Israel denounced the tweet as "vile," saying Weber was "desecrating the victims of the Holocaust to make a political point."
Weber has a history of inflammatory remarks on Twitter. In a tweet last year he called Obama a "Socialistic dictator."
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