RJC Condemns California Democratic Party Chairman's 'Goebbels' Smear Against GOP

Washington, D.C. (September 3, 2012) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition today condemned California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton for likening Republicans to infamous Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels and urged the party's elected leaders to repudiate the offensive remarks.

RJC Executive Director Matthew Brooks said,

"John Burton ought to know better than to bring the Nazis and their victims into our current political debates, but apparently the offense such remarks cause to Holocaust survivors and their families are of less concern to him than the prospect of partisan gain.

"Jewish Americans expect more from political leaders and it is incumbent on elected Democrats, starting with Governor Brown, Senator Feinstein and Senator Boxer, to unequivocally reject Burton's outrageous and offensive remarks."