Outgoing South Carolina Congressman Mark Sanford’s warned in a farewell message of what he considers is a growing political decay.
In a Facebook post, Sanford wrote that he wanted to be clear and explicit that he is not likening President Trump to Hitler, but believes the forces at play could lead to a future Hitler-like character if caution is not taken.
He made just a few references to the Trump presidency in the post, which replaced the usual farewell speech on the House floor as a federal government shutdown continues. Sanford largely spent the post thanking many of his former political colleagues.
Other parts of his farewell message were directed at spending and a worsening debt, which was his message when he first ran for Congress in 1994.
Sanford was defeated in June’s Republican primary by State Rep. Katie Arrington. She, in turn, was beaten by Democratic candidate Joe Cunningham in November.