The Detroit Press reports:
The Michigan Republican Party’s official social media accounts made misleading posts Wednesday to try to connect Democrat-backed gun proposals to the Holocaust, spurring criticism from both sides of the political aisle.
The proposals came after a Feb. 13 shooting on the campus of Michigan State University left three students dead. “This tweet by @MIGOP is absolutely inappropriate and offensive and should be taken down immediately,” Matt Brooks, CEO of the Republican Jewish Coalition, wrote on Twitter.
Kristina Karamo, the unsuccessful GOP nominee for secretary of state last year, became the Michigan Republican Party’s chairwoman in February. She said Wednesday the party stood by its posts.
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Karamo, you will recall, says Democrats drink the blood of children and that demonic possession is sexually transmitted. Also: Beyonce and Rihanna? Definitely Satan-worshiping witches.
The Michigan GOP is run by a new crop of extremist degenerates. But using the imagery and memory of the Holocaust to attack bans on assault rifles manages to stoop to new lows. https://t.co/MD64Bz8UuB
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) March 22, 2023
This is the mainstream of the Republican Party in the United States today. If you think otherwise, you simply have not been paying attention or are willfully blind to reality. https://t.co/8ueQ2DwIB7
— Jeff Timmer (@jefftimmer) March 22, 2023
Comparing gun safety measures to the mass extermination of 6 million people is hateful & ignorant, and it comes from party leaders who are out of ideas & catering to the fringe of the fringe. Delete it, apologize, and figure out what kind of party you want to be. https://t.co/ttDvi7EQiF
— Elissa Slotkin (@ElissaSlotkin) March 22, 2023
When a party elects a woman who routinely accuses her opponents of being “Soros puppets” to be their chair, it should be no surprise that this is the repulsive rhetoric that they’ll promote. https://t.co/66Nbgb72xl
— Shadia Martini (@ShadiaMartini) March 22, 2023
I will never forget when my Holocaust professor described the politics of the Nazi genocide as: “the most useful Jew is a dead Jew.” I am disgusted and enraged to see the @MIGOP subscribing to that credo. How dare you. Shameful. Repulsive. Disqualifying. Pro-life my ass. https://t.co/B8annKRfmd
— Rep. Noah Arbit (@NoahArbit) March 22, 2023