Washington: South Carolina Democratic Party chairman Dick Harpootlian compared his state’s Republican Governor, Nikki Haley, to the longtime mistress of Adolf Hitler, Eva Braun.
“She was down in the bunker a la Eva Braun,” Harpootlian said while speaking at a delegation breakfast in Charlotte.
According to Fox News, when Harpootlian was asked about the comment he disputed that he made a comparison to Nazis.
“I wasn’t saying she is Eva Braun or is like Eva Braun. I was saying she is hiding out. ... She is reclusive. She is not transparent,” he said.
"I wasn’t comparing her to Eva Braun other than she was in a bunker. I don’t even know much about Eva Braun, just that she hung out in a bunker,” he added.
According to the report, Amanda Loveday, the state party’s executive director, also told FoxNews.com, "I don`t think it was a comparison," adding that Harpootlian is "misrepresented a lot”.
The reported remark was the third case this week of a Democrat seeking to draw comparisons between Republicans or Republicans tactics and Nazis, the report said.
According to the report, in one of the instances, the chairman of the California Democratic Party earlier this week compared Republican tactics -- and specifically Paul Ryan`s convention remarks -- to the tactics of Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.