Minnesota’s Democratic Representative Dean Phillips, who is Jewish, told CNN’s Jake Tapper that he confronted Davidson about the tweet.
“I told him that the use of such imagery is not only a regressive and dangerous false analogy, but is deeply offensive and painful to the Jewish people,” Phillips said. “I said I would debate mandate and tyranny whenever he wanted, but there is no debate on the crime of his office. He could care less.”
Republican Representative Adam Kizinger of Illinois also responded to Tapper, saying, “It’s the new politics. It’s no longer about leading. It’s about how we can offend the other person.”
“It’s crazy,” Kizinger said. “Every Republican leader needs to condemn that kind of BS right now.”
Davidson’s office did not immediately respond to CNN’s request for comment on the criticism.