October 12th, 2010
07:54 AM ET
12 years ago

Congressional candidate defends wearing Nazi outfit for re-enactment

(CNN) - A Republican candidate running for U.S. Congress says his past donning of a Nazi outfit was part of a historical lesson - and defended his background in military re-enactments.

Rich Iott, a Tea Party favorite running for election in Ohio's 9th Congressional District, explained his position during an interview on CNN's "AC 360" Monday night.

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  1. SAY WHAT!!!

    Yeah Right!!! Historic Lesson...Well pretty soon you will be teaching your children your failed attempt to get in public office stunt history...i hope none of them play your part...

    October 12, 2010 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  2. stela-fl

    Wow I see why they call out POUS nazi. It's there logo. . lets see so far they hate blacks, hispanics, gays, lesbians, muslims, chinese, japanese, let's see oh yes even those pesky american indians...lets get our country back folks!
    blink blink! What a bunch of hateful people.
    America your stupid to vote for these stupid people.


    October 12, 2010 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  3. Barry

    If this guy beats his opponent after being seen in the Nazi uniform it should send a strong message as to how the good people of Ohio feel about Democrats.

    October 12, 2010 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  4. Me

    This is my summary and question of what is going on in America.
    A democrat get's elected to national office, tries to get everybody free healthcare and they call him a socialist, a nazi and have pictures of him with a Hitler mustache by Republicans, AKA GObP.
    A republican running for national office actually dresses up as a Nazi and what happens to him?

    Our greatest downfall is the hypocrisy of our democracy

    October 12, 2010 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  5. Joe Williams

    Once again the media is digging up any thing they can find on Republicans...CNN, you are a disgrace! You toss in a small negative on Democrats on occasion just to claim you are fair...B.S., no wonder your ratings have gone down.

    October 12, 2010 10:51 am at 10:51 am |