An Arizona state representative appeared to compare President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler in a Monday Facebook post that's drawing controversy.
"Someone is paying the National Park Service thugs overtime for their efforts to carry out the order of De Fuhrer... where are our Constitutional Sheriffs who can revoke the Park Service Rangers authority to arrest??? Do we have any Sheriffs with a pair?" state Rep. Brenda Barton (R) posted on Facebook Monday.
Fuhrer is a German term for leader, often associated with Hitler.
In a followup post, she said "The Chief Executive is being an Imperial President."
The posts have reportedly been heavily criticized by Democrats and others in the community.
Nonetheless, Barton said she stands by her comments in an interview with the Arizona Capitol Times.
"He's dictating beyond his authority," she said.
“It’s not just the death camps. [Hitler] started in the communities, with national health care and gun control," Barton continued. "You better read your history. Germany started with national health care and gun control before any of that other stuff happened. And Hitler was elected by a majority of people."
Barton said Obama is leading America toward an imperial dictatorship and that America is beginning to resemble early Nazi Germany, according to the Arizona Capitol Times.
(H/T: Arizona Capitol Times)
Follow Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) on Twitter