MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — The Clay County Republican Party in western Minnesota has removed a Facebook post that compared Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to Adolf Hitler.
Sanders, who is Jewish, recently announced he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination again.
Jewish Community Action took a screenshot of the post and shared it on Twitter . The group called the post “deeply offensive” and anti-Semitic.
State GOP Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan said the Facebook comment was posted by a volunteer with the Clay County Republican Party.
Carnahan said the comment is “not appropriate” and that the Minnesota Republican Party “does not condone these actions or their sentiment.” She says the state GOP asked the county unit to remove the post.
GOP officials in Clay County did not immediately reply to the St. Paul Pioneer Press for comment.