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Republican Congressional Candidate Sends Provocative Tweet About Bergdahl Deal

Phil Berger is running for North Carolina's 6th Congressional District.

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Phil Berger is a Republican candidate for Congress to represent North Carolina's 6th Congressional District. He is endorsed by the outgoing Rep. Howard Coble and in a primary runoff.

On Friday, Berger sent this tweet about the prisoner exchange deal for American prisoner-of-war Bowe Bergdahl.

We found the reason Obama released 5 terrorists from #GTMO - the Taliban used the proper hashtag #ncpol #tcot

Phil Berger, Jr.@philbergerjr

We found the reason Obama released 5 terrorists from #GTMO - the Taliban used the proper hashtag

#ncpol #tcot

4:47 PM - 05 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The tweet was in reference Michelle Obama's tweet and Instagram post in which she joined the campaign "#BringBackOurGirls", for the hundreds of schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist group Boko Haram in Nigeria.

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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