(Indianapolis Star) Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock compared the nation’s direction to Hitler’s Nazi Germany, during his farewell speech today at the Indiana Republican Convention in Fort Wayne.

Mourdock, who is term-limited from seeking re-election and is leaving the office at the end of this year, called the comparison his “most important lesson” as an outgoing officeholder.

“The people of Germany in a free election selected the Nazi party because they made great promises that appealed to them because they were desperate and destitute. And why is that? Because Germany was bankrupt,” he said.

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