Republican WV Senate Candidate Compares No Smoking Stickers To Hitler Tagging Jews
John Raese’s remarks are being condemned by the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
A video of an April 12 appearance posted on Youtube shows the Morgantown Republican criticizing his home county’s indoor smoking ban. He said requiring stickers on buildings declaring them smoke-free is like how “Hitler used to put a Star of David on everybody’s lapel.”
The Wisenthal Center on Thursday said the remark betrays an ignorance of the horrors inflicted by the Nazis and demonstrates callousness to the millions of Jews they murdered.
The Morgantown Republican said he does not care about the reaction by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, and defended his statement as “reciting history.”