State Representative Randy Weber Apologizes for Tweet Comparing Obama to Hitler
Randy Weber, representative to the 14th Congressional District of Texas, has issued an apology following a tweet of his which compared Adolf Hitler favorably when compared to President Barack Obama.
Congressman Weber posted the offensive tweet just after 6 p.m. on Monday, January 12, which has since been removed from Twitter.
Weber lambasted the 44th President of the United States for not visiting the Paris rally on Sunday in support of slain journalists at publication Charlie Hebdo by noting Hitler understood the importance of Paris more fully than Obama.
Weber removed the tweet and posted an apology on Twitter and his government website less than 24 hours later.
Weber’s apology read in part:
I need to first apologize to all those offended by my tweet. It was not my intention to trivialize the Holocaust nor to compare the President to Adolf Hitler. The mention of Hitler was meant to represent the face of evil that still exists in the world today. I now realize that the use of Hitler invokes pain and emotional trauma for those affected by the atrocities of the Holocaust and victims of anti-Semitism and hate.
The terrorist attacks in Paris should remind us of the evil that still exists. Hitler was the face of evil, perpetrating genocide against six million Jews and millions of other victims. Today, we are facing the evil of Islamic extremists who are attempting to instill fear and murdering the lives of innocent people from Paris to Nigeria to Jerusalem and all over the world. The President’s actions or lack thereof is my point of contention. Islamic extremists have shown they are not going away, and instead are hungry for more blood.”
Weber has served the 14th Congressional District of Texas since 2013.