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N.H. lawmaker apologizes for Nazi slogan

May 16, 2012 at 9:24 PM   |   Comments

CONCORD, N.H., May 16 (UPI) -- The New Hampshire Legislature has voted to readmit a lawmaker who used a Nazi slogan during a dispute.

Rep. Steve Vaillancourt, a Republican from Manchester, said "Sieg Heil" Tuesday after Speaker William O'Brien threatened him with removal, the New Hampshire Union Leader in Manchester reported. O'Brien, also a Republican, then ordered Vaillancourt taken out by the sergeant at arms.

The House approved his readmission to the chamber 238-103 on condition he apologize to both the body and O'Brien. Vaillancourt did so.

The dispute occurred while the House was debating a bill requiring voters to present photo identification.

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