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Heil Rubio: Can This Be For Real?

What was on Rubio's mind when he held a fundraiser on Yom Kippur at the home of a Nazi memorabilia collector?
Heil Rubio: Can This Be For Real?

Some media are downplaying the DNC's reaction to Marco Rubio's Yom Kippur fundraiser at a home that stores Adolph Hitler memorabilia.

Rubio might be innocently using the home of a legitimate historian, as Mediaite argues, but still: what was he or his handlers thinking?

We're reprinting the official DNC reaction below and will leave the interpretation to you.

For Immediate Release
September 22, 2015

Contact: DNC Press, 202-863-8148

DNC Chair Responds to Marco Rubio’s Yom Kippur fundraiser at a home that features Hitler’s art

Washington, D.C. – In this Republican field, the sad truth is often stranger than the wildest fiction.

Today, as the sun is setting for Yom Kippur – the Jewish Day of Atonement and the most holy day on the Jewish calendar – Senator Marco Rubio will hold a fundraiser in a home that features two paintings by Adolf Hitler, a signed copy of Hitler’s autobiography, Mein Kampf, and a cabinet full of place settings and linens used by the Nazi leader. You really can’t make this stuff up.

“An event at a home with items like these is appalling at any time of the year. Adding insult to injury, Rubio is holding this event on the eve of the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur. Holding an event in a house featuring the artwork and signed autobiography of a man who dedicated his life to extinguishing the Jewish people is the height of insensitivity and indifference. There’s really no excuse for such a gross act of disrespect. Mr. Rubio, who by the way, represents a sizable Jewish population in our home state of Florida, should cancel this tasteless fundraiser. It is astounding that the presence of these items that represent horror for millions of Jews the world over, would not stop Mr. Rubio or anyone on his team in their tracks when planning this event.” – DNC Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
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