At a recent city council meeting, Alvarez compared a local, Jewish businessman to Adolf Hitler. The remark, which in her apology, Alvarez said wasn’t intended to insult or offend the man, did not go over well and has since elicited the response of the Anti-Defamation league.
Apparently, the family of businessman Irv Chase did not accept Alvarez’s apology, and at least one member of the family alluded to having Holocaust survivors for grandparents.
A Santa Ana City Council member is apologizing for a statement she made comparing a Jewish businessman to Adolf Hitler. The controversial comment at Wednesday’s council meeting involved a dispute over a downtown business tax.
“I did let my emotions take the best of me,” said Santa Ana Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez.
Alvarez says she didn’t mean to offend local Jewish businessman Irv Chase when she compared him to Adolf Hitler.
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