Via The Hill:
The Democrat challenging Rep. Lee Zeldin (R) for his New York House seat said he was motivated to run for office because of “parallels” he saw between President Trump’s political rise and Adolf Hitler’s ascent to power in Germany.
The comments, made in February at a Democratic primary forum in East Marion, N.Y., were captured in a video sent to The Hill from a Republican operative and also posted online in the Facebook page of Southold Town Democratic Committee, a group committed to electing “leaders with Democratic values” in Southold, NY.
In the video, Perry Gershon, who previously worked as a lender in commercial real estate, recalls paying a visit to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington during the 2016 presidential race.
“I was struck by the parallels between the rise of Donald Trump today and the rise of Hitler back then,” Gershon says. “And I just said to myself that we have to stand up and make sure this doesn’t happen in America.”