Why would a US lawmaker use Hitler as an example of what can be accomplished?
Beyond the pale.
“ I wanna give you a little history lesson on homelessness. In 1910, Hitler decided to live on the streets for a while. So for two years, Hitler lived on the streets and practiced his oratory and his body language and how to connect with the masses. And then went on to lead a life that got him in the history books. So, a lot of these people, it’s not a dead end. They can come out of these homeless camps and have a productive life, or in Hitler’s case, a very unproductive life. I support this bill.”
There are thousands of state senators and representatives in the country and some of them are going to say weird things, which will have no effect on anything except on people posting “here’s a weird thing someone of the opposite political party said”.
Yes, it’s weird. Obviously he was not praising Hitler but ones inspirational speech to the homeless should not be “and you too can overcome your condition and rise up to become a murderer.”
"While debating a bill on Wednesday that would criminalize homeless camps on public property in the state, State Sen. Frank Niceley (R) decided to share with the chamber “a little history lesson on homelessness.”
He supported the bill. In other words, was opposed to homelessness on the streets. The consequences for the world of Hitler’s two years on the street were disastrous. There could be another like him germinating or Germanating in a homeless camp. He supports the bill. Get rid of the homeless encampment.