Ohio Democrats Call For School Official’s Resignation After Hitler Post
The Ohio Democratic party is calling for the state school board president's resignation over a Hitler reference she shared on her Facebook page.
Debe Terhar posted a photo that read, "Never forget what this tyrant said: 'To conquer a nation, first disarm its citizens.' - Adolf Hitler."
A news release from the Ohio Democratic party alleges that Terhar linked President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler when she posted a photograph of the Nazi leader on her Facebook page with a message critical of the administration’s new gun-control efforts.
Terhar told The Columbus Dispatch she was not comparing the two, only commenting on the thought of taking guns away from people.
While Ohio Democrats issued a statement asking Governor John Kasich to call for Terhar’s resignation, a spokesperson said Terhar is elected by the people, not appointed by the Governor.
Terhar released the following comment on Tuesday afternoon:
"I did not compare our President to Adolph Hitler. Like millions of Facebook users, I simply shared a photograph on Facebook posted by another person. I regret the consequences of carelessly sharing that picture and I will be more selective in my use of social media in the future. I am committed to improving the quality of education for Ohio's children and will continue to work tirelessly to achieve that goal."
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