Paladino Dogged By‘Hitler’ Reference

As conservative Brooklyn rabbis support him, he says he ‘condemns words’ used against Silver.

Assistant Managing Editor

Republican candidate for governor Carl Paladino on Tuesday struggled to explain inflammatory comments attributed to him about Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver by an upstate newspaper last year — comments driven to the forefront by his upset primary victory last week — ultimately saying, “I condemn the words.”

Carl Paladino with Brooklyn rabbis Tuesday.  Adam Dickter
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