GOP Congressional Candidate Has Spread Conspiracy Theories About 'Hilterian' Parkland Survivor David Hogg

"We see this kid, David Hogg, who's been lying about the fact—he wasn't even at the school,” Tim Donnelly said.

Tim Donnelly (Screengrab)

A Republican congressional candidate vying for a seat in California’s 8th Congressional District has compared gun control advocate David Hogg and his fellow participants in the “March for Our Lives” movement to Adolf Hitler, CNN’s File reports.

According to CNN, Tim Donnelly has “singled out” Hogg, spreading an internet conspiracy theory claiming the Parkland shooting survivor was not present at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on the day of the massacre.

"I wonder if the #MarchForOurLives tools know how Hitlerian they look and sound. #pawns #tools #Leftists #NRA #2a #HoggWash #HoggPack," Donnelly tweeted on March 24, as Kfile reports.

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He later described Hogg’s commitment to gun control “Hitlerian.”

"So let me get this straight, That Hogg guy, the one with a Hitlerian fetish to disarm Americans, who's become the face of #[email protected] admits that he wasn't even at the school during the shooting, just showed up afterwards in time to get his mug on TV. Sounds like #hoggwash to me!" Donnelly wrote on Facebook.

In a Facebook video posted on April 1, Donnelly called Hogg a “media whore” and claimed the “leftist media” is using him “to take your guns away so that they have absolute control of our society.”

"We see this kid, David Hogg, who's been lying about the fact—he wasn't even at the school,” Donnelly falsely claimed. “And yet, he's called a Parkland survivor. I'm sorry. I don't get that. If you weren't there you're not a survivor.”

You can watch that video below, via Facebook:

Elizabeth Preza is the Managing Editor of AlterNet. Follow her on Twitter @lizacisms.