Nashville’s Fox News affiliate reports:
A Tennessee lawmaker who voted in favor of a bill to cut down on homeless camps spoke on the Senate floor Wednesday, referencing Adolph Hitler as an example of how there is still hope for the homeless.
State Senator Frank S. Niceley (R-Strawberry Plains-D8) took to the floor on Wednesday to voice his support for the bill and to give fellow lawmakers a “history lesson.” Speaking on the floor, Sen. Niceley stated “I haven’t given y’all a history lesson in a while and I wanted to give a little history on homelessness.”
“In 1910 Hitler decided to live on the streets for a while,” Niceley said. “So for two years Hitler lived on the streets and practiced his oratory and his body language and how to connect with the masses. And then went on to lead a life that got him in the history books.”
While debating a bill that would criminalize homeless campus on public property, GOP Tennessee State Sen. Frank Niceley said Hitler was homeless for a while too but he “went on to lead a life that got him in the history books.”https://t.co/HLQgRLRGxS
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