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Today, Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan insisted that Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters should apologize for her suggestion to protest Trump administration officials in public spaces.

Per Ryan:

When we, in this democracy, are suggesting that because we disagree with people on political views, on policy views, on philosophical views, that we should resort to violence and harassment and intimidation that’s dangerous for our society, dangerous for our democracy, and she should apologize and there’s just no place for that in our public discourse.

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But hold on a sec. What about all those Republicans who, say, are actual, Nazi-loving white supremacists? Republicans like, oh, I dunno...Steve “Here’s a Confederate flag on my desk even though I live in Iowa” King?

Ryan was very eager to go after Waters just a couple days after her comments. For some reason, though, he waited two weeks to be pushed into commenting on that time one of his own congressmen retweeted an actual, Hitler-loving Nazi.

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“The speaker has said many times that Nazis have no place in our politics, and clearly members should not engage with anyone promoting hate,” Ryan’s spokeswoman AshLee Strong told The Daily Beast’s Sam Stein after he’d asked about the apparent double standard.

Despite Ryan’s totally serious, not at all lame-as-hell statement, King has yet to actually delete the Tweet in question.

Or this one:

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Or this one:

Or this one:

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Encouraging protests against hate-mongering bootlickers? My god, think of the danger to our public discourse!

Actual racist Nazi sympathizers in your own party? Meh.