Jewish Dems Blast GOP Rep. Holocaust Comparison on House Floor

June 12, 2015

During a House debate over President Obama’s trade agenda this afternoon, Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) inappropriately invoked the Holocaust while criticizing the advocacy efforts of labor unions, stating that “Goebbels would be proud of them.” The National Jewish Democratic Council sharply criticized Rep. Schweikert for his inappropriate rhetoric and called for an immediate apology.

“The name ‘Joseph Goebbels’ has no place in the important policy debates facing our nation. To invoke the man responsible for some of Hitler’s most heinous anti-Semitic propaganda in discussing the millions of hardworking American union workers is simply outrageous. Rep. Schweikert owes the labor community and the American Jewish population an apology, and we strongly suggest he reconsiders his choice of words in the future.”