West Virginian Senate candidate John Raese compared a local smoking ban to the Nazi’s use of the Star of David during World War II, the Huffington Post reports.
Speaking in Hurricane, W.Va., last Thursday at the Putnam County Lincoln Day Dinner, Raese turned to Monongalia County’s recently enacted smoking ban as an example of government overreach.
“But in Monongalia County now, I have to put a huge sticker on my buildings to say this is a smoke-free environment. This is brought to you by the government of Monongalia County. Okay?” he said. “Remember Hitler used to put Star of David on everybody’s lapel, remember that? Same thing.”
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