David Axelrod, former senior advisor to President Obama, sent out a tweet on Friday that appeared to liken House Republicans to hostage takers.

The tweet, coming from Axelrod’s official verified account, was in regards to a comment made by Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn:

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/davidaxelrod/status/386121859281870848"]

Twitter was quick to respond:

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/Doobydoobydo/status/386534464081248257"]

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/SteveDiGiulio/status/386124366666145793"]

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/FireMikeMadigan/status/386122167290560512"]

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/novaculus/status/386540391450685440"]
(H/T: Twitchy)

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