Patrick Sweeney, Campaign Manager for the Fung for Governor Campaign today called on candidate Ken Block to renounce the use of Nazi imagery by the Block for Governor Campaign to describe supporters of Allan Fung for Governor and to apologize to the people of Rhode Island.
"Ken Block must apologize to Fung supporters and all Rhode Islanders for this disgusting and offensive campaign tactic," demanded Sweeney. "Allan Fung has a proven record of accomplishment and Rhode Islanders from every walk of life support his vision for the future of Rhode Island. The people of Rhode Island deserve real leadership and the Block Campaign's comparison ofFung supporters to Nazi soldiers is an unconscionable tactic, which demonstrates the desperation of Block’s campaign.”
Sweeney demanded an apology from Block for a Facebook message from Peter Godon, who is a contributor and key supporter of the Block Campaign and a return of all campaign contributions from Mr. Godon. Peter Godon posted an image from the group calling itself "Girls Just Want to Have Fung" next to an image of a Nazi soldier, with the statement "Can you spot any difference in their actions?"
"Nazi soldiers massacred millions of people in the Holocaust and waged a world war in which more than one million US military personnel were killed or wounded," noted Sweeney. "The Block Campaign's comparison of the actions of Allan Fung supporters to genocide and world war is outrageous and highly offensive. Ken Block must apologize, immediately dismiss Mr. Godon from his campaign, and return his political contributions," concluded Sweeney.