October 14th, 2009
08:20 AM ET
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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. Michael

    The Democrats had no problems when President Bush was compared to Hitler. Democrats, how does it feel when people return the statement to you?

    October 13, 2009 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  2. Chtei

    The GOP absolutely LOVE Hitler and it is obvious. The democratic party is no way another Nazi party and thinking it is ridiculous, if you are good with history. Too bad no education exists in the poor Southern states where conservatives infect America.

    October 13, 2009 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  3. Mike in Dallas

    The Republican party and Republican voters (some represented in this comments section) continue to disgust me. I will never, repeat never, vote for a Republican as long as they continue to pander to these people and their ideals.

    October 13, 2009 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  4. peggy

    Are the people on both sides of the aisle ever grow up and act like the responsible people we though we had elected?

    October 13, 2009 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  5. fred

    So much for freedom of speech in the USA... I don't think its cool to say such things, but I am a big proponent of free speech. Might as well say goodbye to our right to bear arms and defend ourselves as well. Won't be long...

    October 13, 2009 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  6. Pier Giacalone

    "We made an error"?! What about an apology? This kind of thing only underlines what a fringe group of extremists Republicans have become.

    It's worth considering what this says about one's perception of Hitler, not just Pelosi. This is a form of reducing the significance of the Holocaust as well as smearing Pelosi. I'm sure Jews everywhere can take comfort that the Republican Party thinks the extermination of 6 million of their people is some how comparable to a legislator writing a bill.

    October 13, 2009 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    3,000 lives on 9/11 justified 4,300 more American lives lost, tens or hundreds of thousands of Iraqi lives lost (because the idiot GOPers fell for the rhetoric), destruction of an entire country's infrastructure and spending a trillion dollars.

    At 45,000 lives lost per year to treatable disease and trauma as a result of underinsurance of complete lack of insurance, we've lost 360,000 lives since 9/11, but the GOP doesn't want to spend a nickle on it. Why?

    You do the math.

    October 13, 2009 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  8. Matt

    Yeah I don't think Hitler would want to be comparred to Pelosi. Would you?

    October 13, 2009 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  9. FormerGOP

    Wow really! Is it that bad GOP!

    October 13, 2009 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  10. Rob

    Hitler...no ! Fool...YES !

    October 13, 2009 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  11. Fan of Common Sense

    Can we please stop with the Hitler comparisons on both sides. ENOUGH!

    October 13, 2009 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  12. Larry

    There is NO LOW that the Republican party will not go

    The PARTY OF NO ... has the mentality of Junior High School Bullies pulling a girls hair

    Absolutely disgusting ...

    October 13, 2009 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  13. JP

    Pelosi is not Hitler, but she is a "Nazi."
    Wasn't it she who first used that term? Crazy lady with the facial botox injections needs to be run out of office.

    October 13, 2009 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  14. JAMEY

    The GOP has been pretty worthless since the Nixon years, but they have gotten worse of late. They sold their soul and not they are paying the price.

    October 13, 2009 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  15. inofritzn

    lol truth hurts. Didn't she start the hitler garbage? btw, in this world when someone invokes hitler, it's called a god-win and the conversation is over, being the person who invoked hitler loses. Both sides are guilty

    October 13, 2009 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  16. tr

    The Republicans are bereft of ideas and dignity. They cheapen the Holocaust and it's victims to score cheap political points with the far right. It's shameful.

    October 13, 2009 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  17. Chris

    I believe that most people miss the point when Pelosi and/or Obama are referred to as Hitler. It seems to me that this is the lowest form of name calling that one can associate a politician to and is a direct comparision of the American way of earning your pay, paying for your families needs, etc. What the name calling is referring to is that Pelosi and Obama simply want to take more taxes and use them at their own discretion. It really has no bearing on helping others, but is meant to lower working class people towards the welfare state where so many people wallow through life with no ambitions.

    October 13, 2009 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  18. Michael Hsu

    Pelosi's not hitler! No mustache = not hitler!

    October 13, 2009 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  19. Al in Chesapeake

    When the conservatives do something like this, the radical liberals come out of the woodwork. But when a liberal does the same thing they are cheered for doing/saying something like this. Look at all
    the laws that have been broken by liberals in congress and on
    Obama's staff. Why aren't the violations investigated? They sure
    don't waste any time starting investigations when a conservative
    allegedly does something wrong.

    October 13, 2009 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  20. Jack from California

    The Republican Nazi Party should watch out about name calling.

    October 13, 2009 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  21. Richard

    The fact that this was "accidentally" released indicates that this kind of diminished moral and mental activity is actually going on in the adminstative levels of the republican party. They really are a JOKE!

    October 13, 2009 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  22. Ms. Liberty

    How dare the Republican compair Pelosi to Hilter!!!! Many in my family are concentration camp surivors. I will NEVER vote for a Republican and will work as hard as I can to see another Republican voted into office. NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions should be fired!!!

    October 13, 2009 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  23. Ken in Gainesville

    Republicans are truly disgusting. May they reap exactly what they sow. Such cowards!

    October 13, 2009 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  24. LacrosseMom

    IS anyone surprise by this? Typical GOP propaganda of hate! And they will argue that they do not hate!

    The Liberals may have criticized Bush's policies, but we never attacked him with........ hate.

    The thing is, that the Republicans claim they are THE.......... Christians! I do not know what Gospels they are reading, but I know for sure, that Jesus did not preach....... "hate your enemies" NOR "attack those you disagree with!"

    Their hatred of President Obama, and indeed ALL Democrats is downright......... evil.

    October 13, 2009 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  25. Chandler

    Hitler killed millions of people, an atrocity which in no way compares to anything that Pelosi has done. The flippant use of the comparison is an insult to the MILLIONS of people that died, their families, and to all of the people who have been subjected to violence or intimidation at the hands of hate groups who use Nazi symbolism.

    By using fear, exaggeration, and the symbolism of hate groups everywhere, they are only enforcing the idea that opponents of health care reform do not have actual facts to counter the proposed reform. The gross exaggeration is so classless, cheap, and unintelligent I think it says far more negative things about the Republican Party than it does the Pelosi.

    October 13, 2009 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
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