Thoughts better left unsaid

Minot Daily News, Minot, N.D.: It’s never a good idea to refer to someone as a Nazi, especially when it’s a fellow member of the North Dakota Legislature.

Rep. Jessica Haak, D-Jamestown, has apologized for referring to Rep. Al Carlson, R-Fargo, as a Nazi on Twitter.

Haak was tweeting during the floor discussion on funding for private schools when Carlson, the House majority leader, told her that tweeting during session was not allowed. Haak then posted a tweet that included Carlson’s no-tweeting instructions, and ended with the hashtag “Nazi.”

Carlson asked Haak for a formal apology, which she did in a prepared statement to the full House before the beginning of work.

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