NEWS FROM THE FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC PARTY
For Immediate Release: December 16, 2011
Contact: Brannon Jordan, (850) 222-3411
Statement from FLA Dems, Rep. Mark Pafford Condemning Rep. Allen West’s Remarks Likening Democrats to Nazis
Tallahassee, FL – Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith and Rep. Mark Pafford today issued the following statement condemning Congressman Allen West for his despicable comparison of Democrats to Nazis.
“This outrageous comparison is extreme, even for Congressman Allen West,” said state Rep. Mark Pafford. “Likening Democrats to Nazis is despicable and offensive. Floridians deserve more from their elected officials than inflamed rhetoric that has brought Washington to a stand-still and left the middle class out-to-dry.”
“This country was never so united as it was in its efforts to defeat the Nazis and all they stood for; both Democrats and Republicans gave their lives in an effort to defeat the Nazi regimes,” said Chairman of the Florida Democratic Party Rod Smith. “It is out-of-bounds in the discourse of this nation to refer to one of the two major parties and their supporters, both of whom have a proud history of members in Military service, as a Nazi. The Republicans should publicly disavow such a statement as I promise I would if a Democrat made similar allegations against a Republican.”