RJC Calls On Swalwell To Apologize For Disgusting Comment

Washington, DC – Late last night, Democrat Congressman Eric Swalwell (CA-15) disgustingly compared longtime friend of the Jewish community and the first openly gay member of a Presidential cabinet, Richard Grenell, to the infamous Nazi Joseph Goebbels. RJC National Chairman Sen. Norm Coleman released the following statement:

Ric has been one of the most strident and effective defenders of the Jewish people and the State of Israel. While political rhetoric can get heated, there is no excuse for ugly comparisons to one of the worst monsters in human history. It demeans the important work that Ric has done — getting Germany to designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, starving the terrorist regime in Iran of funds that would be used to finance terror against Israel and the Jewish people, and speaking out in defense of German Jews who were targets of antisemitic attacks.

Swalwell owes a genuine apology to Mr. Grenell, to his constituents whom he has embarrassed, and to the victims of Goebbels whose suffering he minimized by this comparison.