Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday that Republican congressional leaders should condemn a "vile" tweet from Rep. Randy WeberRandall (Randy) Keith WeberGOP lawmakers call for provisions barring DOD funds for border wall to be dropped House conservatives call for ethics probe into Joaquin Castro tweet Conservatives call on Pelosi to cancel August recess MORE (R-Texas) that compared President Obama to Hitler.

Israel, most recently the head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, tweeted that while he believed Obama should have attended the Paris anti-terror rally with other world leaders, Weber's Hitler comparison "desecrates Holocaust victims."




Weber, who has criticized Obama in the past, even calling him the "Kommandant-in-Chief" at last year's State of the Union speech, tweeted late Monday night that "even Adolph Hitler thought it more important than Obama to get to Paris. (For all the wrong reasons.) Obama couldn't do it for the right reasons."

The criticism came after Obama failed to join French President François Hollande and at least 40 world leaders who marched on Sunday in solidarity against terrorism. Vice President Biden was at home in Delaware, Secretary of State John KerryJohn Forbes KerryBiden rallies with John Kerry in early primary states Booker on Harris dropping out: 'Iowa voters should have the right to choose' Warren, Buttigieg fight echoes 2004 campaign, serves as warning for 2020 race MORE was in India and Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderThe shifting impeachment positions of Jonathan Turley Pelosi refers to Sinclair's Rosen as 'Mr. Republican Talking Points' over whistleblower question Krystal Ball: Billionaires panicking over Sanders candidacy MORE had already left counterterrorism talks in Paris.

The march was held after gunmen attacked a satirical newspaper in France, leaving a dozen dead, and a later standoff at a kosher supermarket left four people dead.

Several Republican lawmakers and members of American media on Monday blasted the Obama administration for not sending a higher-level official to the rally.The U.S. ambassador to France was there.

Press secretary Josh Earnest admitted the White House erred in not sending someone with a "higher profile" to the event.

Asked Tuesday whether the White House had a response to the controversial tweet, Earnest didn’t bite.

"I don't," Earnest said.

This story was updated at 12:21 p.m.