Christopher Shelton, a top official at the Communication Workers of America, began his speech Thursday with, “Good afternoon brothers and sisters. Welcome to Nazi Germany. The first thing that the Nazis and Adolf Hitler did was go after the unions.”
Shelton also called Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester) and Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver (D-Essex), 'Adolf Christie’s generals.'
Thousands of protestors rallied outside of the Statehouse in Trenton. The rally came in response to a bill Christie has proposed that would increase pension and health benefit costs for public workers.
State Senator Ray Lesniak (D-Union) immediately rebuked the comments. Shelton later apologized after Sweeney and a New York-based Holocaust survivors group denounced him as well.