Colorado Republicans called Jewish gay candidate a Nazi militia ‘brown shirt’
Colorado Republicans called a gay, Jewish politician a “brown shirt” in a social media post, a term used to describe Nazi officials.
The Jefferson County Republican Party referred to Jared Polis, the Democratic nominee for governor of Colorado, as a “brown shirt” in a Facebook post which was later removed.
“Jared Polis has a new club ‘How to be a brown shirt for fun & profit,’” the post read.
The term refers to the uniforms worn by members of the Sturmabteilung, the original paramilitary wing of the Nazi Party which played a major role in Hitler’s rise to power.
The group also shared an article about Polis’ personal wealth which featured the politician wearing a brown shirt.
This is not the first time the Jefferson County Republicans have used Nazi references to describe Democrats.
Earlier this year, county party chair Joe Webb made a Nazi reference when talking about Representative Maxine Waters.
“Things work out for the best when we disagree with each other respectfully,” he wrote, according to the Colorado Times Recorder.
“The Nazis example should teach Dems like Maxine Waters one thing. Today’s button pushers can become tomorrow’s targets.
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