Sen. Ted Cruz Compares Conservative #DefundObamacare Skeptics to Nazi Appeasers Because Why Not?


During Tuesday’s anti-Obamacare “fauxlibuster,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) whipped out an analogy:

There are key differences between the Affordable Care Act and Hitler. But, you know, whatever.

Update: On Wednesday morning, the Anti-Defamation League weighed in. “I wish Senator Cruz would have used another comparison, but his statement does not trivialize the Holocaust,” Abraham Foxman, national director of the ADL, said in a statement sent to Mother Jones.

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