N.C. GOP asking state senator to apologize for 'Obamacare' tweet

POSTED: 8:32 PM Dec 24 2013   UPDATED: 4:03 PM Dec 16 2013
Bob Rucho tweet

The North Carolina Republican Party is asking State Sen. Bob Rucho to apologize for tweeting that the Affordable Care Act is worse than Nazis and terrorists.

Rucho, a Republican representing North Carolina's 39th Senate district, including Mecklenburg County, posted the following message on his Twitter account Sunday.

"Justice Robert's pen & Obamacare has done more damage to the USA then the swords of the Nazis,Soviets & terrorists combined."

On Monday, N.C. GOP Chairman Claude Pope said that Rucho should apologize for the tweet.

“The tweet is highly offensive and he should apologize,” said Pope said in a statement.

But Rucho told the News & Observer he stands by what he posted.

“I have no need to respond to Claude Pope because I don’t owe him and he doesn’t owe me,” said Rucho.