October 14th, 2009
08:20 AM ET
5 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. bam

    The Republicans simply can't stand women and minorities in powerful positions. It disproves their most fundamental belief: the inherent superiority of the white, protestant, male.

    October 13, 2009 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  2. not alone

    Just goes to show the repulicans can't win a fair fight but have to bully to win anything in this country now days.Shame really what the party of Lincon has turned into.Bunch of whinners who can't come up with any orginal ideas to help our great country.

    October 13, 2009 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  3. Phil

    The comparison is not even close...Hitler had a much better mustache.

    October 13, 2009 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  4. Concerned

    The Republicans are no better than Smeagol "Lord of the Rings" They talk to themselves and answer too. The meat is sweet...you gotta eat it raw. They hates us...yes...yes!!! Let's go Hobbits-sez, follow me.

    See what I am talking about? Their followers have no mind of their own and follow blindly into oblivion.

    October 13, 2009 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  5. the Wall

    Time to grow up. Both sides,right wing or left. We are at a time in our life time,we can achive a great deal. Hateful rhetoric is harmful,and a big waste of time.

    October 13, 2009 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  6. Fitz in Texas

    Hey, if Pelosi can call everyday hardworking Americans Nazis then why not let the NRCC compare her to Hitler.

    October 13, 2009 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  7. Carl Justus

    If the stupid republican who thought of putting something like that out for the public or even just other republicans must think that George W. Bush was comparable to Stalin.

    October 13, 2009 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  8. LacrosseDad

    hiding the truth.

    October 13, 2009 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  9. Todd (not the Alaska Separatist)

    Repugnicants, the real little Hitlers. Too bad we can't carpet bomb them.

    October 13, 2009 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  10. Diane Dagenais Turbide

    NRCC sad, pathetic and over the top desperate.

    October 13, 2009 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  11. Tom B

    The NRCC is turning into pure evil.

    October 13, 2009 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  12. charlie in Maine

    What? You know the woorst danger is that Obama might do something wrong some day and need a loyal opposition to set him straight but all we will have are these discredited clowns. They have cried wolf one too many times they are losing their credibility by the day.

    October 13, 2009 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  13. jim atmadison

    These people are idiots. I can't figure out how the GOPers ever get into double digit voter totals.

    October 13, 2009 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  14. Randy, San Francisco

    Typical GOP dirty tactic. Allow the dirty trick to do its damage before undoing it and issuing an admission of error.

    October 13, 2009 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  15. john

    They've removed but CNN published it. How sad.

    October 13, 2009 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  16. Cindy

    The NRCC has a problem with strong women. And strong minorities. They think they're covering up their problem by trying to be witty, but they're failing miserably.

    They're just a bunch of Angry White guys. Comeon Repubs... you know it's true...

    October 13, 2009 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  17. Scott, Tucson

    I'm sick of all politicians from both parties and if the American people only have half a brain which is evident they don't, they would vote out any and all incumbents but sadly they keep reelecting the same Bozo's term after term.

    October 13, 2009 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  18. Margaret

    When the Speaker stops behaving like Hitler, they'll stop calling her Hitler.

    October 13, 2009 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  19. Bob in Pa

    Wait, all those morons that compared Bush to Hitler and they back off someone bad mouthing Comrade Pelosi ?

    October 13, 2009 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  20. Len (Colorado)

    The GOP...... a bunch of individuals who will never care about the middle class or poor of this country. I cannot wait for 2010 when we can vote them all out of office.....They are a disgrace to this country.

    October 13, 2009 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  21. HJA

    One of the tools that truly identifies the Nazi party was their use of propaganda. Today no one is better at lies and misinformation than the republican party. Sorry Randall but you and your cronies are the true Nazi party of today. Don't expect much from the next election. We're on to you.

    October 13, 2009 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  22. tigerakabj

    Eric Holder, continue to investigate the state-sponsored torture regime. It's time to bury this sorry-excuse for a party along with the Whig and Bull-moose parties.

    These are the folks that launched 2 wars (that Obama has to now clean up w/o the invaded locations going into chaos), crashed our economy (does a weak or strong economy equal better national security?), left those people to drown during Katrina, etc, etc., etc. And recently they cheered when America didn't get a potential economic booster (2016 Olympics) and mocked our president for getting the Nobel Peace Prize (it's alot easier to fight global warming when you have the rest of the globe on your side, not against you).

    And they have the gall to compare Pelosi to Hitler? Just when I think they can't get any lower...

    October 13, 2009 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  23. Gary

    What.....people are griping over an obvious parody. The continued Pussification of America at work

    October 13, 2009 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  24. Seattle

    The party of NO is the one that starts wars their memory is very short . Bush/Cheney/ Hitler are the war starters did they STEEL that line from old Steel?

    October 13, 2009 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  25. ForSerious

    The sad thing is, a surprisingly large minority of Americans believe things like this. And if the GOP wants to pander to this minority they should plan on being in the minority again after the midterm elections, as talk like this alienates the vast majority of Americans.

    Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, and now the RNCC are doing more to help democrats in 2010 than anyone else

    October 13, 2009 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
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