A professor at a public university in Wisconsin said earlier this month that there are "so many" similarities between Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Adolf Hitler that "it's terrifying."
Sara Goldrick-Rab, professor of education policy and sociology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, made the comment in a July 1 tweet.
Goldrick-Rab later followed up that she believes Walker will seek to force her out of her job.
Mark my words: In order to make an example of me for his campaign, Walker will have me fired within a year. Wish I were wrong.— Sara Goldrick-Rab (@Sara Goldrick-Rab)1436742875.0
As noted by the National Review, the professor has a lengthy history of making anti-Walker comments. In a July 3 tweet, she also referred to the Republican presidential candidate as a "fascist."
No doubt about it- Walker and many Wisconsin Legislators are fascists. Period. They proved it today. #SHAME— Sara Goldrick-Rab (@Sara Goldrick-Rab)1435895284.0
In an email to The College Fix, Goldrick-Rab defended her comment comparing Walker to the man who ordered the execution of millions of people.
“If you reread the tweet, you will see that I stated that an expert in the field — a psychoanalyst with decades of experience — compared the ‘psychological characteristics’ of the two individuals, and that I was struck by his analysis,” she wrote. “There do appear to be commonalities.”
(H/T: National Review)
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