One national Jewish leader has called for the resignation over Florida Democrat for governor Nikki Fried over her alleged antisemitic hate speech that compared Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis with Adolf Hitler.
Morton Klein, leader of the Zionist Organization of America, shared the comments during an exclusive interview with Breitbart News on Sunday.
“Especially as a child of Holocaust survivors who lost aunts, uncles and grandparents to the horrors of Hitler, I urge that Florida Democrat Nikki Fried be condemned by Democratic Party officials in Florida and America for her sick, demented comparison of the great Republican Governor DeSantis to one of the Jew-hating monsters in history, Adolf Hitler,” Klein said.
“This is not only absurd, it diminishes and even whitewashes what the Jewish people and the world endured for six long years,” he added.
He also called for Klein to end her run for governor over the remarks.
“The reason why this governor wants it is different than the other states that have been utilizing it for emergency purposes,” she said. “This governor is doing it for the sole purposes of power and doing so to make fear and instill that — to blame people for what is happening in their lives, blaming certain parts of our society and our culture, and that’s exactly what Hitler did to the Jews back during World War II,” Klein said during a recent interview that compared DeSantis with Hitler.
Agriculture Commissioner and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried said that Governor DeSantis compares to Adolf Hitler “in a lot of ways” during an interview with The Florida Roundup. “I have studied Hitler and how he got to power.” 🤡
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The sickening comparison may not lead to her ending her run for governor, but may help ensure he is unsuccessful in her run to lead Florida.