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NRCC Replaces Video Featuring Deceased Democratic Congressmen

Thanks Obama!

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The National Republican Congressional Committee on Tuesday uploaded, and has since replaced, a video titled Thanks President Obama, which featured a number of Democratic congressmen who lost their seats during Obama's presidency. Two of the congressmen featured in the original video are now deceased.

Former Rep. Jim Oberstar of Minnesota lost his seat in 2010 and passed away in 2014 and Rep. Ike Skelton of Missouri also lost his seat in 2010 and passed away in 2013.

The video, according to its release, "thanked" President Obama for "his many failed policies that have helped House Republicans achieve a historic Republican majority in Congress."

According to its source code, the post which was "published" at 9:25:48 was "modified" at 10:22:07

Katie Martin, the communications director from the NRCC said, "Clearly this was an innocent mistake. No one can dispute that. The fact remains since President Obama has taken office Democrats have lost almost 70 House seats, 13 U.S. Senate seats, 11 Governors and more than 900 state legislators."

Here is the old video:

And here is the revised one:

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Megan Apper is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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