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This Is What Happens When a GOP House Candidate Dresses as a Nazi

Here’s a question that’s popped up one time too many in the last few years: Why, 65 years after the fall of Nazi Germany, do some people still think it’s conscionable to don Nazi uniforms? And why, for goodness sakes, would they do so if they have political aspirations?

Associating with Nazism is career suicide, something Rich Iott, the GOP Congressional nominee from Ohio’s 9th District and Tea Party favorite, might soon realize after pictures of Iott in a German Waffen SS uniform surfaced late last week. The National Republican Congressional Committee came down hard, removing Iott from the “Young Guns” section of its website.

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This Is What Happens When a GOP House Candidate Dresses as a Nazi

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