Clay County Republican Party Apologizes for Facebook Post
JT Thaden | Feb 27, 2019 AT 9:23 am
CLAY COUNTY, MINN. - The Clay County Republican Party has apologized for a Facebook post that compared Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to Adolph Hitler.
The Clay County GOP says the now deleted post was shared by a an unnamed volunteer. The post from the #conservatives Instagram page compared policy decisions between the two men such as “promised a political revolution” and “believes state power would fix” their respective countries.
The Clay County Republican Party said in a Facebook post, “Whether it’s the Democrats comparing President Trump to Hitler, or Republicans comparing Bernie Sanders to Hitler, it is wrong, inappropriate, and in poor taste.”
The state Republican party also condemned the post. Minnesota Jewish Community Action tweeted that the post is "deeply offensive, and anti-Semitic."
Asked if the volunteer is still involved, the Clay County Republican party responded with the same apology from its Facebook page.