UPDATED At Least Hitler Went to Paris, Tweets Friendswood Congressman in Strange Obama-Bash
See the end of this post for an update
In today's installment of "Shit Texas Congressmen Say," we bring you a brain-wrinkling statement that involves German-occupied Paris, President Barack Obama and Adolf Hitler.
Dutifully expressing his outrage that the Obama Administration sent no one more high profile than the U.S. ambassador to France to participate in a huge unity rally this week, GOP Congressman Randy Weber of Friendswood took to Twitter last night. The result was a bit confounding.
Even Adolph Hitler thought it more important than Obama to get to Paris. (For all the wrong reasons.) Obama couldn't do it for right reasons
— Randy Weber (@TXRandy14) January 13, 2015
This comes from the same guy who called Obama the "Kommandant-In-Chief" during last year's State of the Union address (with what we're assuming was a "joke" tagged on at the end?):
On floor of house waitin on "Kommandant-In-Chef"... the Socialistic dictator who's been feeding US a line or is it "A-Lying?"
— Randy Weber (@TXRandy14) January 29, 2014
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It's hard not to get lost in the mix, what with Ted Cruz and Louie Gohmert always vying for attention. Kudos for rising to the top, Congressman Weber, even if it was just for one day.
-- Updated 2:30 p.m.:
Amid the predicable outrage, confusion, and mockery following his Obama/Hitler/Paris tweet, Rep. Weber sent out a statement Tuesday apologizing for and explaining his remarks.
"I need to first apologize to all those offended by my tweet. It was not my intention to trivialize the Holocaust nor to compare the President to Adolf Hitler. The mention of Hitler was meant to represent the face of evil that still exists in the world today. I now realize that the use of Hitler invokes pain and emotional trauma for those affected by the atrocities of the Holocaust and victims of anti-Semitism and hate," Weber said. Go here to read the rest of his statement.
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