State Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin posted a video on YouTube Tuesday afternoon to publicly apologize to Governor Andrew Cuomo and "all of you" for an analogy "that [he] should not have made" at a press conference earlier that day.

McLaughlin, a Republican, said his constituents are "very upset" about the gun control bill Cuomo passed last month, which is why he was moved to speak the way he did.

The New York Post reported that McLaughlin said pushing the gun control bill to pass through a message of necessity — allowing an immediate vote and bypassing a three-day review process — was a "dictatorial thing to do" and that Hitler, Mussolini, and Moscow "would be proud."

 

"Just like you, I'm human and I make mistakes sometimes," McLaughlin said in the video.

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