After earlier calling for unity and saying he will be a “President for all American,” President-elect Joe Biden recently compared GOP senators Ted Cruz (Texas), Josh Hawely (Missouri) and other Republican lawmakers who earlier called for more investigation into the election to those of Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels peddling what he claimed as the “big lie” of President Donald Trump.
The Democratic slammed Hawley and Cruz, stopping short of calling for their resignation but voiced out his desire that both Republican legislators be defeated in the next elections.
Biden tells @NikolenDC that GOP senators who supported election falsehoods, like Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley, are "part of the big lie," and references Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels https://t.co/ho31YYlJfR pic.twitter.com/ukQMDFebHq
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 8, 2021
“They’re part of the big lie, the big lie,”Biden, who earlier vowed to be the “President for all American” said.
“I was being reminded by a friend of mine, and maybe you were with me, I can’t recall, when we told that, you know, Goebbels and the great lie, you keep repeating the law, repeating the lie. Well, there was a print that when Dresden was bombed, firebombed, there were 250 people that were killed — was it 2,500 people that were killed? And Goebbels said no, 25,000 — or 250,000 were killed. And our papers printed that. Our papers printed it. It’s the big lie,” he added.
Biden is coming after the Republican lawmakers who earlier voted against the certification of Electoral College votes and called for Congress to establish an electoral commission to conduct an emergency audit on the election results in a push to erase doubts on the integrity of the November 3 election amid widespread claims of election irregularities and voter fraud.
Hawley: Biden should retract ‘disgusting comments’
Hawley blasted the Democratic president-elect in a statement, saying he was being called a ‘Nazi’ for merely raising questions about the electoral process — which is just meant to promote election integrity.
“President-elect Biden has just compared me and another Republican Senator to Nazis. You read that correctly. Think about that for a moment. Let it sink in,” the Missouri senator said.
“This is undignified, immature, and intemperate behavior from the President-elect. It is utterly shameful,” he continued. “He should act like a dignified adult and retract these sick comments. And every Democrat member of congress should be asked to disavow these disgusting comments.”
Hawley maintained that it is “his right and obligation” to raise his concern about the election.
Today I have the opportunity and the obligation to speak for my constituents and to object during the electoral college certification. I look forward to the debate
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) January 6, 2021
“I have the opportunity and the obligation to speak for my constituents and to object during the electoral college certification. I look forward to the debate,” he said earlier.
Nonetheless, as part of the consequences of his move seen as a support to President Donald Trump, his planned book “The Tyranny of Big Tech” has been canceled by its publisher Simon & Schuster — linking his objection to the election certification to the Capitol Hill breach.
Hawley said the publisher’s decision couldn’t be “more Orwellian” and vowed to fight it in court.
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) January 7, 2021
Cruz: Biden sowing “vicious partisan rhetoric”
Meanwhile, Senator Cruz also denounced Biden’s comment likening the GOP lawmakers to the Nazi propagandist saying this is a “vicious partisan rhetoric” that only serves to further divide the country.
Really sad. At a time of deep national division, President-elect Biden’s choice to call his political opponents literal Nazis does nothing to bring us together or promote healing.
This kind of vicious partisan rhetoric only tears our country apart. https://t.co/YMMepv1OhV
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 8, 2021
“Really sad. At a time of deep national division, President-elect Biden’s choice to call his political opponents literal Nazis does nothing to bring us together or promote healing,” the Texas senator said.
“This kind of vicious partisan rhetoric only tears our country apart,” he added.
Source: The Scoop