GOP Rep: My Call To Nuke Gaza Was Just A “Metaphor”

“As a child who grew up in the Cold War Era, the last thing I’d advocate for would be the use of nuclear weapons. In a shortened clip, I used a metaphor to convey the need for both Israel and Ukraine to win their wars as swiftly as possible, without putting American troops in harm’s way.

“My reasoning was the exact opposite of what is being reported: the quicker these wars end, the fewer innocent lives will be caught in the crossfire.  The sooner Hamas and Russia surrender, the easier it  will be to move forward.

“The use of this metaphor, along with the removal of context, distorted my message, but I fully stand by these beliefs and stand by our allies.” – GOP Rep. Tim Walberg, in a statement issued yesterday.

Walberg went viral over the weekend for a video in which he told constituents: “We shouldn’t be spending a dime on humanitarian aid. It should be like Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Get it over quick.”