TEXAS– Texas Republican Rep. Randy Weber issued an apology Tuesday for his tweet Monday night comparing President Barack Obama and Adolf Hitler.
“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,” Weber said in a statement.
I need to first apologize to all those offended by my tweet… http://t.co/ZQ612AtonU
— Randy Weber (@TXRandy14) January 13, 2015
The tweet has since been removed from Weber’s twitter profile. But here is what the original tweet said.
Over a million people, including numerous world leaders attended the march in France in response to the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks.
Attorney General Eric Holder was in Paris last weekend, but the U.S. was represented at the march by U.S. Ambassador to France Jane Hartley.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest acknowledged to reporters on Monday that the Obama administration should have sent a higher-level official to the march.