Indiana state Treasurer Richard Mourdock (R), who unsuccessfully campaigned for U.S. Senate in 2012, compared the economic situation in the U.S. to Nazi Germany on Saturday.
"The people of Germany in a free election selected the Nazi party because they made great promises that appealed to them because they were desperate and destitute," Mourdock said during a speech at the Indiana Republican Convention in Fort Wayne, as quoted by the Indianapolis Star. "And why is that? Because Germany was bankrupt."
Mourdock called the comparison his "most important lesson" as he leaves public office at the end of the year, according to the Star. He also referenced the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, which took place the day before his speech...
Mourdock lost the 2012 Senate race to Democrat Joe Donnelly. In the final debate of that race, Mourdock explained that he was opposed to abortion even in cases of rape because those pregnancies are "something that God intended to happen."