WASHINGTON (JTA) -- The Anti-Defamation League is urging Republican congressional leaders to "condemn forcefully the invocation of Holocaust imagery" at last week's rally against health care reform.
In a letter sent to House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and other Republican members of Congress who spoke at last week's event, ADL national director Abraham Foxman said he was
The "Tea Party" crowd included attendees holding a pair of large banners picturing Holocaust victims with the words "National Socialist Healthcare, Dachau, Germany, 1945."
Foxman urged the GOP members of Congress to use their
Spokespersons for Boehner and Cantor have called the banners "inappropriate," while Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn.), the organizer of the event and another recipient of the letter, said they were "wholly inappropriate" and that they "marginalize tragic events in human history."