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. Mark

    She is a socialist troll that will bankrupt the country with her welfare spending.

    October 13, 2009 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  2. Children @Play!(Rethugs)

    The National Republican Congressional Committee has removed a tweet Tuesday that linked to a video comparing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with Adolf Hilter.
    SHAME ON YOU!!!.......SO A MAN THINK IT ....SO IS HE!!!!!

    October 13, 2009 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  3. Paul

    Funny when Moveon.Org compared Former President Bush to Hitler no one here cared. But when a Democrat is treated the same way we have to raise Holy Hell. If it's okay to call Republicans Hitler the same should be true for Democrats. Let's not have a double standard.

    October 13, 2009 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  4. Party Purity will never bring Political Power!

    Angry white losing control and lashing out.

    You just gotta love it!

    October 13, 2009 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  5. Mike Dallas

    Any "little woman" that does not consider herself "chattel" and does not walk 3 paces behind the man, like the good little "Stepford wife" Cindy McCain, is a threat to the angry old white man party.

    Sexist and racist, who is next?

    October 13, 2009 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  6. Anonymous

    yeah right you are lying

    October 13, 2009 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  7. Marty, Grand Rapids MI

    Comparisons to anyone in America to Hitler need to stop. It's ridiculous. On the same note, the DNC calling republican's who are against the peace prize with 'terrorists' is just as bad. We need to focus on the issues and drop the smears.

    October 13, 2009 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  8. Whatever happened to decency & civility

    No wonder our youth show no respect, look at the complete lack of respect persons in authority show, from our vice president on down. It is time for adult to act like adults and stop spewing hate. It is time for people in positions of leadership to show decency and civility.

    October 13, 2009 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  9. Bill from CA

    Wasn't the Republican Party the ones who gave us George W. Bush and Dick Cheney? If so, then they really have no credibility in calling anyone Hitler. Let's see...Bush & Cheney created a bogus war that has killed more Americans than Bin Laden has, not to mention thousands of Iraqi civilians. Pelosi & Obama are trying to give all Americans access to affordable health care. Only in a party as twisted and removed from the values of REAL Americans as the GOP is could wanting health care for everyone make someone like Pelosi or Obama evil.

    October 13, 2009 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  10. Ron

    Yet another reason not to trust, believe, or ever support the GOP again!

    October 13, 2009 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  11. Washington Lincoln

    I am sick of persons in positions of leadership showing no honor. I am sick of the hypocricy and hateful comments coming most loudly from the GOP...the party of hate, the party of NO.
    No wonder our youth show no respect, look at the complete lack of respect persons in authority show, from vice president Cheney on down. It is time for adult to act like adults and stop spewing hate. Time to clean house at the NRCC.

    October 13, 2009 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  12. RobT

    This is a low blow. I am a strong believer and working together between parties. I'm glad the NRCC is working towards improving America in a bipartisan manor.....WAAAAAIT.

    October 13, 2009 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  13. StevieB

    Tell us again how you are not the party of hate.

    October 13, 2009 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  14. Change in American

    Wow the Republicans is women biast now they attacking a women,
    I am a struggling american we dont have time for drama like this.

    We need to vote Republicans out the office.

    October 13, 2009 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  15. lasvegasrose

    Since my grandmother came from prewar Germany to get away from the Brownshirts, I find ANY reference to Hitler tossed around ignorantly to be stupid. Most Americans have no concept as to what it was like over there living under that regime.
    You should be kissing the ground to live in this country. Trust me, in most countries these open opinions would not be tolerated. You'd be pulled out of your home and never heard from again in prewar Germany.

    October 13, 2009 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  16. P. D.

    Stay classy Republicans!

    October 13, 2009 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  17. David

    The GOP has gone off the deep end. Will all due respect, what the hell is wrong with them? This is sick.

    October 13, 2009 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  18. Erik

    So what i'm getting from Tom from NC is that if you have nationalized health care, you are of the Nazi party.....yet practically EVERY country outside of our own has nationalized health care! So.....everyone but Americans are Nazis?? Why are some people so incredibly misinformed?? They don't even know the definitions of socialism and fascism....which are completely OPPOSITE political viewpoints! You can't just throw out accusations like this when you don't even understand them! Grow up!

    October 13, 2009 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  19. Jackie

    Smells like Rush Limbaugh to me!

    October 13, 2009 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  20. Pat

    America is getting dumber by the day. We are becoming a country of name -calling whiners that want to blame everything on everyone else. I was not alive then (I was a kid when Vietnam was going on) but I can imagine how disgusted those people that lived from WW I to WW II must feel about their country.

    From the baby boomers on, we have all been spoiled. We have learned how to think just for ourselves and not our fellow Americans. I'm talking about BOTH parties.

    Grow up America or soon we will end up like Rome.

    October 13, 2009 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm |
  21. bob in LA

    For all the bad jokes and the comments on bush's incompetency and lies siad by Democrats and liberals, no ever called him the things that the Republicans and conservatives say about Obama, Pelosi and Ried.
    The situation has become deplorable and must stop. This is not free speech. This hate talk is slander and should be deemed injurious and subject to legal action.

    October 13, 2009 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  22. James Michael Roberson

    This video and the people who are behind it are disgusting. Obama, Pelosi, and Harry Reid are trying to make this country and the world a better place.This is how the republicans are spending their time? No wonder we went down the tubes under their leadership.

    October 13, 2009 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  23. BJ

    CNN you know what you are doing everytime you run these things. I blame you with Fox for this madness. To put the record straight – I would rather watch MSNBC anyday of the week than watch your backdoor politics.

    October 13, 2009 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  24. Richie

    The Old White Men Party of Hate.

    October 13, 2009 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  25. Buddy Gilmour

    Never been a fan of Pelosi, but that will change if she pushes through the public option. Ordinarily I wouldn't have much hope, but maybe comparing her to Hitler will anger her enough to get to work and kick their butts. Nancy, this is for the history books, if you pass the public option (which is what we need to make our nation truly great) you'll be in there alongside FDR, if not nobody will ever remember you.

    October 13, 2009 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm |
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