“Yet again, Mr. Savage has shown why he has no shame and no decency, and his remarks are an affront to all decent people. Tom Lantos was a great public servant, humanitarian and educator. As the only survivor of the Shoah to ever serve in Congress, Tom’s passing is a great loss to our country and the world. He fought hatred and anti-Semitism — like the despicable remarks of Mr. Savage — everywhere.
“The ignorance of Mr. Savage’s remarks makes it clear that Tom’s work is still not done. Every American should commit themselves to the example of Congressman Lantos. I can think of no finer tribute to that great man.”