October 14th, 2009
08:20 AM ET
9 years ago

NRCC removes tweet comparing Pelosi to Hitler

 The NRCC tweet before it was removed.

The NRCC tweet before it was removed.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The National Republican Congressional Committee has removed a tweet Tuesday that linked to a video comparing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with Adolf Hitler.

The tweet, sent out Tuesday morning on their official Twitter account, read: "Funny Video: Moonbattery: Hitler Reacts to ObamaCare Maneuvers http://bit.ly/2mOvZ7 #Pelosi". It comes the same day the NRCC released a petition on their site to "Fire Nancy Pelosi."

The tweet immediately drew strong criticism from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. "House Republicans have gone way too far. The NRCC's despicable promotion of a video comparing Speaker Pelosi's effort to reform health insurance in America to Adolf Hitler's extermination of millions is a shocking new low that must be condemned," said DCCC spokeswoman Jennifer Crider. "Republican Leader John Boehner should order NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions to immediately remove this vile Tweet and apologize."

NRCC spokesman John Randall said Tuesday the group had made a mistake. "We obviously made an error in linking to this video and it has been taken down," said Randall.

This tweet comes on the heels of a controversial NRCC statement last week that called on Gen. Stanley McChrystal to "put [Pelosi] in her place" on the topic of Afghanistan.

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soundoff (203 Responses)
  1. Brendan H., San Antonio, TX

    I'm glad to see that nothing's changed for the GOP – never mind issues, attack people like this.

    October 13, 2009 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm |
  2. John

    Big surprise.

    No conservative commentary seems complete without a Nazi comparison.

    October 13, 2009 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
  3. normajean

    Comparing anyone today to Hitler, has all the logic of comparing them to Mickey Mouse. There IS no logic. It's just using a name that means nothing.You hate filled people should do a little reading and maybe in history there might actually be someone that you could use to expose your hate on. Don't you get weary of hating? It takes a lot out of a person to think nothing but angry thoughts about others. Who knows, maybe someone out there thinks the same thing about you...Do you ever get that funny feeling that someone HATES YOU??

    October 13, 2009 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm |
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