Rep. Holly Rehder made the comparison in an email to constituents last week. She issued a statement Monday apologizing to anyone who was “truly offended.”
“Your comment was completely insensitive to those families throughout our state who have been forever altered by this horrific event in world history”
“If you will remember, propaganda served as an important tool to win over the majority of the German public during Adolf Hitler’s rule.”
HB 253 is an income tax cut that was passed by the Missouri Legislature but vetoed by Gov. Jay Nixon. Republicans will attempt to override that veto in a session next month.
The leader of a conservative group said that it may recruit primary challengers to run against any Republican lawmaker who votes “no” on an attempt to override the veto.
The ads are airing a week before Perry is scheduled to speak at a Missouri Chamber of Commerce luncheon and attend an evening event hosted by groups backing a veto override of HB 253, the tax cut bill.
“I think it’s going to go right down to the wire,” says Rep. Mike Colona, D-St. Louis. As for the Missouri Senate, Sen. Joe Keaveny hopes the Senate doesn’t even bring the bill up for a vote.