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NC GOP Chairman asks Sen. Rucho to apologize for tweet

Sen. Bob Rucho (Source: www.ncleg.net.) Sen. Bob Rucho (Source: www.ncleg.net.)

 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The North Carolina Republican Party chairman says GOP state Sen. Bob Rucho should apologize for a Twitter comment in which he compared the Affordable Care Act with Nazis and terrorists.

Chairman Claude Pope in a statement Monday called Rucho's tweet "highly offensive."
Rucho tweeted, "Justice Robert's pen & Obamacare has done more damage to the USA then the swords of the Nazis, Soviets & terrorists combined."

Rucho says he has no need to respond to Pope, and that what he stands on is the truth.

The Mecklenburg County lawmaker said the tweet was referring to the cost of American conflicts, but called the program a socialist system like that of the old Soviet Union.

North Carolina Democratic Party spokesman Micah Beasley called Rucho's remarks "outrageous."

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