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Obama adviser Podesta under fire for comparing GOP to 'Jonestown'

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Washington, Dec 18, 2013 | comments
Scalise called on President Obama to fire Podesta over the remark.
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Obama adviser Podesta under fire for comparing GOP to 'Jonestown'

Online article can be read here. Excerpt below:

Long-time Clinton hand John Podesta is in trouble with Republicans just days after joining the Obama White House, after he described the House GOP as a "cult worthy of Jonestown." 

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But the comment -- considering the severity of the comparison -- got Podesta off on the wrong foot with Republican leaders. 

"It's disgraceful and telling that President Obama's new Counselor is not only comparing the Republican Party to a cult that murdered those who disagreed with them, but is also using that comparison as an argument in support of shredding the Constitution and governing like a third-world dictator," Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., chairman of the Republican Study Committee, said in a statement.   

Scalise called on President Obama to fire Podesta over the remark. 

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