A pro-gun rights campaign video (above) from Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, better known as “Joe the Plumber,” is stirring up controversy with a reference that ties gun control to the Holocaust.
The ad shows the congressional candidate in target practice, taking aim at various fruits. His voice intones: “In 1939, Germany established gun control. From 1939-1945, 6 million Jews and 7 million others, unable to defend themselves, were exterminated… I love America.”
The video was posted by the campaign on YouTube and its Facebook page, though it does not appear on the candidate’s website.
The incumbent for the ninth district of Ohio where Wurzelbacher is running, Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur, has served in Congress since 1983. She called the ad “peculiar” and labeled her competitor “out of step with the vast majority of people,” while appearing on Daily Rundown Thursday.