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March 1, 2005: Santorum Blasted Byrd For Hitler Comparison

By Judd Legum on May 19, 2005 at 6:03 pm

"March 1, 2005: Santorum Blasted Byrd For Hitler Comparison"

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A few minutes ago, Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) went on to the Senate floor and compared those who opposed the nuclear option to Hitler.

On March 1, Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) made a reference to Hitler in a speech about the nuclear option. Santorum lashed out at Byrd for his remarks. From the 3/11/05 Charleston Journal:

Byrd roused the ire of many Republicans when he tangentially referred to Adolf Hitler during a speech on March 1 defending cloture and the right to debate.

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Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., asked Byrd to retract his comments, stating they “lessen the credibility of the senator and the decorum of the Senate.” The Anti-Defamation League also criticized Byrd.

What a difference 10 weeks make.

UPDATE: Watch the video of Santorum on the floor today.

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