Gov. DeWine 'deeply concerned' by anti-Semitic sign held at protest

Posted at 10:06 PM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 22:06:59-04

COLUMBUS — Governor Mike DeWine said he is deeply concerned by an anti-Semitic sign held during a recent protest outside Ohio’s statehouse.

DeWine called the sign vile and disgusting.

He also condemned State Senator Andrew Brenner for comparing Dr. Amy Acton's actions to fight coronavirus to those taken by the Nazis in Germany during World War II.

Other members of the State Legislature slammed Brenner's remarks.

“Only sick logic could connect Ohio’s policy of saving thousands of lives during this crisis with Nazi Germany’s final solution of destroying six million lives,” Reps. Casey Weinstein and David Leland said.

“To make this comparison any day of the year, let alone on Holocaust Remembrance Day, is outright reprehensible. For anyone to think this was acceptable behavior is alarming, most of all a state senator elected to serve Ohioans of all religions and backgrounds,” said Minority Leader Emilia Sykes.

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