Discussing the death of Rep. Tom Lantos (D-CA) on his radio show yesterday, conservative talker Michael Savage said he “detested” Lantos. Savage called him “a scoundrel” who “survived the Holocaust of World War II and used it as a weapon the rest of his life”:
SAVAGE: Who died? What’s his name? Lantos? You know, that’s a tough one for me to deal with. You’re not supposed to talk badly about the dead. I generally wouldn’t do it. But in the case of Tom Lantos, I’ll make an exception. I think he was one of the most — he was a scoundrel. And I’ll tell you why I detested Tom Lantos. The man survived the Holocaust of World War II and used it as a weapon the rest of his life. That’s why. Do you understand what I just said to you? You can’t have it both ways. You can’t suffer such a horror, and then use it as a weapon without people noticing it. You know what I’m saying to you? I didn’t like Tom Lantos.