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. John C

    Mostof the nuts absest with hating can't name a single thing she has done. They just through out the names they where spoonfed and have no idea what they are talking about. Everyday the Repuclican party falls even further behind. We really need a conservative voice in government to balance things out, to bad the GOP is being run by the nutjobs that have taken over.

    October 13, 2009 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  2. R

    Do any of these idiots know how Hitler was? Do they know what he did? I am so sick of people using his name to describe anyone who differs in opinion with them. Grow up and start behaving responsibility. Is there any wonder why our Country's children are so damaged?

    October 13, 2009 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  3. Jared

    While the comparison is spurious, it's laughable that Democrats are up in arms (so to speak – many don't even support the right to bear arms) over this when they did the same thing to Pres. Bush for eight years!

    October 13, 2009 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  4. Obama fan...not!

    Did they remove the ones calling Dick Cheney the devil?......No!

    October 13, 2009 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  5. S M R

    If Pelosi is Hitler, then Dick Cheney must be the Devil.

    October 13, 2009 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  6. m jeff

    The NRCC are afraid they are going to lose their pay check from the Insurance Companies.

    October 13, 2009 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  7. Mike FL

    A war of words from people in both parties that arent particulary bright. And its not just one side its both so people from either party quit jumping up and screaming foul when both are guilty. And as far as people calling each other un american for this and un american for that are completly ignorant to the fact that voicing ones opinion is the most american thing you could possibly do and people who dont like it dont listen and move to Iran where you cant say anything bad at all. As far as the wicked witch of the west goes who cares what they call her everyone is entitled to their beliefs but now a days you cant say anyhting with someone being offended kind of goes against the whole freedom of speech thing doesnt it? Does it upset everyone that they called her that? Calling someone Hitler is kind of like calling someone a racist with no proof except your personal fellings

    October 13, 2009 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  8. Peter

    They don't need to remove. We just need not to report it!

    October 13, 2009 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  9. JR Jake

    Just when you think things are starting to simmer down, you get somebody who wants to label another with a very denigrating tag. I did not know Ms. Pelosi wanted genocide against the Jews. However I do know she has a real problem with ignorance, if I could be so blunt. Do you think you 'children' can play nicely without calling each other names? Just try it for 1-2 weeks, you will your days will go smoother and mayne, just maybe, you can sit down over lunch or dinner and work details out on some of the bills you have been deadlocked. Give it a shot, you might like the results.

    October 13, 2009 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  10. Beverly - NYC

    This is the party planning a big come back in 2010? Not even a 4 year old acts this immature. Keep playing to that 19% and shrinking base Republicans. Even my staunch Republican friends who voted twice for Bush are now calling themselves Independents.

    October 13, 2009 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  11. j

    The Republicans are getting crazier as each day passes.

    October 13, 2009 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  12. Tony Rosario

    The Repubs are already painting themselves as underhanded and small but this is way beyond the line.

    October 13, 2009 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  13. Fred

    The only thin more ridiculus in this country than the overspending underproductive government is the losers that think one party is better than the other. Both party's are equally worthless and until we limit terms for all politicians we are doomed to these worthless ideas. Like making everybody by health ins or pay a fine, government can't even make auto ins mandatory, what a joke. Throw them all out!!!!!

    October 13, 2009 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  14. Chris

    This is explains why most Jewish people vote for democratic candidates. Six million people were murdered 70 years ago and the rethugs trivialize this in a political slam. Do the sick and vile GOP care at all about the people who were murdered during the holocaust?

    October 13, 2009 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  15. debi

    This party will NEVER STOP THEIR HATE while the Democrats are in power, they are hypocrites that can't remember what their party did to this country for eight years!

    October 13, 2009 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  16. Jim

    The American people should research history to understand what world leaders and governments have done over the last 100 plus years and then compare what our leaders in every branch of government have done and are doing with the historic cases. If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck it's a duck, plain and simple. If you don't want to know the truth, keep your head buried in the sand and keep saying everything is okay.

    October 13, 2009 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  17. Ian

    Um... repubs are not the brightest lights in the room are they?? Hitler was a fascist, Fascism is on the right, right near where the repubs sit on the spectrum. Maybe better education systems for republican areas is needed; I think they are failing out or dropping out. Either way they don't have a clue what they are talking about lol.

    October 13, 2009 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  18. Jon

    Wait, I'm confused. I agree with the DNC; comparing someone is Hitler is not a healthy thing for the country. It certainly does not help us get out of the shouting match we're in and begin to have actual debate.

    But I hope someone can provide me with some context. When Bush was compared to Hitler in the past, did the DNC ever make a comment that the comparison was taking things too far?

    I doubt it. We've had so much animosity generated from both sides for so long, the pot and the kettle are just in denial.

    October 13, 2009 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  19. g

    some of the NATO forces have gay men- women serving mabe the US should tell them to get rid of them or pull there forces out

    October 13, 2009 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  20. Jose

    Republicans = obstructionists and do nothing hate mongers. How I ever was registered as a republican for most of my life, I will never understand now. These people are despicable!

    October 13, 2009 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  21. She gives me goosesteps

    It's the boots.

    October 13, 2009 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  22. Rumsfeld

    Blah, blah, blah RNCC... You people are worthless and it is too difficult for you to control. OMG.

    GOP RIP

    October 13, 2009 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  23. ERP

    How can anyone take these scaremongering GOP clowns seriously?

    October 13, 2009 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  24. Mike

    Hahaha... It's about time. This lady is worse then Hitler. Everytime I see that face I want to punch it. I say we all make punching bags with her face on it.
    She needs to fired immediately.

    October 13, 2009 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  25. Mark in CA

    That was no mistake and was intentionaly done in the same old mean spirited way this repug party has been operating. Notice you did not see a formal apology for the hitler analogy just an oop's, sorry wrong link. How pathetic.

    October 13, 2009 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
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