Missouri U.S. Senator Josh Hawley has issued a statement responding to President-elect Joe Biden’s comparison of him and Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.
“President-elect Biden has just compared me and another Republican Senator to Nazis. You read that correctly. Think about that for a moment. Let it sink in. Because I raised questions in the format prescribed by the laws of the United States about the way elections were conducted in the state of Pennsylvania, just as Democrats did about other states in 2001, 2005, and 2017, he is calling me a Nazi. This is undignified, immature, and intemperate behavior from the President-elect. It is utterly shameful. He should act like a dignified adult and retract these sick comments. And every Democrat member of congress should be asked to disavow these disgusting comments.”
This after Biden said that Cruz and Hawley should be “flat beaten” in their next elections for their roles in contesting the 2020 results.
Biden says the two are a part of the “big lie”, claiming the two spread false info about the election being stolen.
“I was being reminded by a friend of mine, and maybe you were with me, I can’t recall, when we told that, you know, Goebbels and the great lie, you keep repeating the law, repeating the lie. Well, there was a print that when Dresden [in Germany] was bombed, firebombed [in World War II], there were 250 people that were killed — was it 2,500 people that were killed? And Goebbels said no, 25,000 — or 250,000 were killed. And our papers printed that. Our papers printed it. It’s big lie [sic],” said Biden on Friday.
Several members of Congress are also calling on Cruz and Hawley to resign after Wednesday’s events at the Capitol in Washington D.C.