Campbell to Barton: ‘Apologize or resign’
STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – House Minority Leader Chad Campbell, D-Phoenix (District 24), issued this statement following comments Rep. Brenda Barton, R-Payson (District 6), made comparing President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler.
“To call Rep. Brenda Barton’s comments disgraceful is an understatement. Her ignorance is appalling and offensive. By comparing President Obama to Hitler, she has trivialized the Holocaust, insulted those who suffered and disrespected those who fought to stop the atrocities occurring during that time. It appears she did this because she is ignorant of the facts. If that is the case, then I would be happy to review some historical accounts of what actually happened with her. The other alternative is that she did this simply to garner both media attention and political points with radical extremists. Whatever her reason, her actions are unbecoming of an elected public servant and are an embarrassment to the state. She should apologize or resign.”
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