One day after comparing Paul Ryan to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels, California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton left the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte due a “pre-scheduled root canal.”
Burton on Monday compared Paul Ryan to Goebbels when he said Ryan told “a bold-faced lie and he doesn’t care that it was a lie. That was Goebbels, the big lie.”
“They lie and they don’t care if people think they lie … Joseph Goebbels – it’s the big lie, you keep repeating it,” Burton said.
Burton on Monday issued an apology after making the Goebbels comparison, saying he “did not call Republicans Nazis nor would I ever. In fact, I didn’t even use the word.”
“If Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, or the Republicans are insulted by my describing their campaign tactic as the big lie – I most humbly apologize to them or anyone who might have been offended by that comment,” he said.
Torey Van Oot, of the Sacramento Bee, tweeted Burton left North Carolina to go back to California for the root canal that had been coincidentally “pre-scheduled” for Tuesday.