Is Cory Gardner okay with Boulder GOP Keynote Speaker’s “Hitler just wanted to make Germany great” comment?
Denver, CO — Tomorrow (February 9), the Boulder County GOP will be having Candace Owens, conservative media personality and staffer for Turning Point USA, as their keynote speaker for their annual dinner. Earlier today however, footage surfaced of Candace Owens saying “Hitler just wanted to make Germany great.”
Responding to a question on nationalism in London last December at the launch of Turning Point UK, Owens said:
“Whenever we say nationalism, the first thing people think about, at least in America, is Hitler. He was a national socialist. But if Hitler just wanted to make Germany great and have things run well, OK, fine. The problem is that he wanted, he had dreams outside of Germany.”
“Candace Owens is a regular visitor and speaker at Colorado Republican events, and given her offensive comments defending the motivations of a mass murderer who committed genocide, Colorado deserves to know if their U.S. Senator, Cory Gardner, is okay with his county parties inviting her to speak at their events,” said David Pourshoushtari, spokesman for the Colorado Democratic Party.
“It made quite a statement when Senator Gardner endorsed President Trump’s reelection — the same President Trump who called neo-nazis ‘very fine people’ in Charlottesville, VA. Senator Gardner owes it to Colorado to speak up and take a stand. Will he take a stand to condemn a Hitler-apologist speaking at the Boulder County GOP dinner?” Pourshoushtari asked.