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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The Democrats had no problems when President Bush was compared to Hitler. Democrats, how does it feel when people return the statement to you?
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.
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.
Are the people on both sides of the aisle ever grow up and act like the responsible people we though we had elected?
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...
"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.
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.
Yeah I don't think Hitler would want to be comparred to Pelosi. Would you?
Wow really! Is it that bad GOP!
Hitler...no ! Fool...YES !
Can we please stop with the Hitler comparisons on both sides. ENOUGH!
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 ...
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Pelosi's not hitler! No mustache = not hitler!
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.
The Republican Nazi Party should watch out about name calling.
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!
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!!!
Republicans are truly disgusting. May they reap exactly what they sow. Such cowards!
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.
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.