Republican pol compares Obama absence to Hitler – CNN
Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama has been taking flak for not joining other world leaders in Paris for a march on Sunday in response to the terrorist attacks in that city.
But that criticism jumped to a new level on Monday night when Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas) compared Obama’s absence to Adolf Hitler.
“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,” Weber tweeted.
Hitler visited Paris in 1940 after his German troops successfully invaded and occupied most of France.
Weber appears to be standing by his comments so far and hasn’t deleted the tweet as of Tuesday morning.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest conceded earlier on Monday that the White House “should have” sent someone higher profile to attend the Paris march, calling it a “mistake.”
Weber’s comment isn’t the first inflammatory remark the congressman has made about Obama.
Awaiting Obama’s appearance for the State of the Union last year, Weber accused Obama of lying, calling the President a “Socialistic dictator.”
Weber provoked more than a few reactions on Twitter on Monday, most of them mocking Weber’s analogy.
“.@TXRandy14 Ladies and gentlemen, the people running our country. #WeAreScrewed,” tweeted Andrew Challand.
“@TXRandy14 You might be an idiot,” tweeted Joe Remi.
And a perplexed @BrooklynJuggler tweeted: “So you’re saying…Obama is worse than Hitler?”