Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN), who had been in Republican House leadership until 2011 and is currently running for Indiana governor, made the claim during a closed-door meeting among Republican congressmen today. Politico has more:
In a closed door House GOP meeting Thursday, Indiana congressman and gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence likened the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the Democratic health care law to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, according to several sources present.
Pence apologized afterward, calling the remarks “thoughtless.”
This isn’t the first time the Indiana Republican has been embroiled in controversy for outrageous comparisons. In 2009, he thanked a town hall constituent who said that President Obama “sounds a lot like Hitler.”