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NRCC links to 'Hitler' video

Oct. 13, 2009 at 9:45 PM

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- The National Republican Congressional Committee tweeted a link to a "funny video" Tuesday featuring Hitler images and text about US. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The NRCC quickly took the video down, The Hill reported.

"We saw the video this morning and thought, like other parodies, that it was funny," NRCC spokesman John Randall told Politico. "In 20-20 hindsight, we realized it was in poor taste and pulled it down ... . I don't want anyone to think we're comparing Democrats to Nazis and to Hitler."

The National Jewish Democratic Committee -- an organization of Jewish Democrats based in Washington -- said the use of Nazi images against the Democrats has hit "epidemic proportions."

"The GOP and conservatives' use of Holocaust rhetoric has reached and unprecedented levels. It has to stop," NJDC President David Harris told The Hill. "It's profoundly offensive to many many people."

The video combined a clip of an actor playing Adolf Hitler in a docudrama with a subtitle that read: "Pelosi has 256 Democrats in Congress, she can pass whatever the hell she wants," The Hill reported.

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