Rabbi Susan Talve says Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder's comments comparing Sam Page's political attacks to a Nazi propaganda machine were "hurtful and unacceptable."
"That's the Goebbels' Hitler . . . Big Lie, Big Lie," Kinder said on Monday in response to a question about a recent Page television ad.
You can watch video of Kinder's comments HERE.
RABBI'S FULL STATEMENT:
"The comments made by Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder this week were hurtful and unacceptable. It is disgraceful to compare Rep. Page's commercial to the Nazi propaganda machine that led to the genocide of the Jewish people. In comparing Page to the architect of Hitler's "Big Lie" technique, Lt. Gov. Kinder crossed a line that should never even be approached. Lt. Gov. Kinder should rescind his statement and issue an apology for his heinous comparison," said Rabbi Susan Talve in a statement Wednesday.
Sam Page said the comment had no place in a political campaign. Rabbi Susan Talve is the founding rabbi of Central Reform Congregation in St. Louis.