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March 4, 2005
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Jewish organizations and Republican lawmakers criticized Sen. Robert Byrd for comparing Republican Party tactics to Hitler. The Anti-Defamation League called the Democratic senator from West Viriginia’s comments, in which he compared a Senate rule cutting off debate on nominations to Hitler’s actions in the German Reischstag, “hideous, outrageous and offensive.” Abraham Foxman, ADL’s national director, said, “The senator shows a profound lack of understanding as to who Hitler was and what he and his regime represented.”

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