Washington, D.C. (January 2, 2019) – Democratic Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-4) compared President Trump to Adolph Hitler in a speech in Atlanta yesterday. RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said today:
“Cong. Johnson is an embarrassment to the people of Georgia and a master of offensive remarks. In 2016, Johnson called Jewish residents of the West Bank ‘termites’ at an event sponsored by the ‘U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.’ His attempt to dehumanize Israelis was disgusting.
“Johnson is also the careful thinker who worried aloud during a House Armed Services Committee hearing in 2010 that the island of Guam might become ‘so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize.’
“Cong. Johnson continues to demonstrate his defective understanding of reality with his latest outburst. His remarks about President Trump are unconscionable. The fact that Johnson serves on the Judiciary Committee and the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee – and may be a Judiciary subcommittee chairman in the new Congress – is mind-boggling.
“The House of Representatives should hold Johnson accountable for his words by censuring him when the new Congress convenes this week.”