“It is fascist. It is a fascist tactic,” Rep. Jerry Nadler, (D-N.Y.) said of the conservative town hall protesters. “That’s exactly what they did in Weimar, Germany. Let me put it this way. It is a fascist tactic not to disagree with you, or to say you are an idiot or whatever, but to try to shut you up. That’s what I mean. That’s a fascist tactic.”

“What are your choices if you are confronted with this?” Nadler added, in an interview with the Huffington Post. “There are three choices. One, you can ignore it and surrender to it. Two, you can call the cops in advance and all you are going to get then is a big story. Three, you can call in your own muscle people and then you have Weimar, Germany with rival street gangs fighting it out. And none of those are acceptable choices. Do you really want rival gangs in [these forums]? That is how democracy breaks down.”