The Republican Jewish Coalition released a statement Monday responding to David Axelrod‘s “Mittzkrieg” remark about Mitt Romney‘s campaigning in Illinois. The group publicly denounced it, stating it is always inappropriate to make such Holocaust references, and asked for Axelrod to apologize.
For reference, here is Axelrod’s tweet (regarding Romney’s campaign ads in Illinois leading up to Tuesday’s primary):
The Mittzkrieg in Illinois isn’t terribly inspiring, so turnout may lag. But the sheer volume probably has been grindingly effective.
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) March 19, 2012
RJC’s statement said:
At a time when there is so much talk about the need for civility in political discourse, it is disturbing to see President Obama’s top campaign advisor casually throw Nazi imagery around in reference to a Republican candidate for President. Holocaust and Nazi imagery are always inappropriate in the political arena. Axelrod should apologize for his offensive language.
It went on to call on DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz “to publicly rebuke Axelrod for his language. We hope that the National Jewish Democratic Council will join us in denouncing Axelrod’s comment, as they have frequently denounced Holocaust imagery in politics in the past.”
No word yet on a response from either Axelrod or Schultz.
(H/T Fox Nation)
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