When asked about his position on abortion, West Virginia Democrat congressional candidate Nick Casey said on a public broadcast that his Republican opponent’s claim that he supports late-term abortion is false and then added that it is akin to saying, “I was at Auschwitz.”
Casey’s statement was reported by headlinepolitics. The Democrat candidate is running against Republican Alex Mooney in what is considered to be an “ugly” race for the second congressional district.
“Nick Casey needs to immediately apologize for his completely inappropriate Holocaust joke,” responded The National Republican Congressional Committee in a statement. “Regardless of what Casey was trying to say, it is simply out-of-bounds and insensitive to try and make witty-sounding comparisons with references to Nazi death camps.”