NH GOP State Rep: Mentally Ill Are “Defective” And Should Go “Freeze To Death” In Siberia
Barrington Republican Martin Harty told Sharon Omand, a Strafford resident who manages a community mental health program, that “the world is too populated” and there are “too many defective people,” according to an e-mail account of the conversation by Omand. Asked what he meant, she said Harty clarified, “You know the mentally ill, the retarded, people with physical disabilities and drug addictions – the defective people society would be better off without.”
Harty told Ormand, “Nature has a way of getting rid of stupid people, ” and “I wish we had a Siberia so we could ship them all off to freeze to death and die and clean up the population.”
Omand said Harty appeared to be serious. After Omand responded that his idea sounded like what Adolf Hitler did in World War II, Omand said Harty responded, “Hitler did something right, and I agree with (it).”
Harty told the Monitor he was “just kidding” about Siberia. He denied making the comment about Hitler and said it was Omand who brought up Hitler.
Harty is a 91-year-old WWII veteran who may not be in charge of all his faculties.Click here for reuse options!
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