Several House Republicans on Wednesday questioned Democrats' stance on newly-named Afghanistan commander Gen. David Petraeus, referencing a liberal group's past attack on him.

President Barack Obama nominated Petraeus, who currently helms the U.S. Central Command, for the Afghan post after he accepted the resignation of Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who came under fire for criticizing the administration in a Rolling Stone article. 

Rep. Darrell Issa, ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, pointed to an ad run in 2007 calling Petraeus "General Betray Us" for his role in developing the troop surge in Iraq. 

The congressman tweeted:

FLASHBACK: as Obama taps Petraeus to lead us to victory, what do Dems who sided w/ MoveOn's 2007 attack think? http://twitpic.com/1zbam6

The House Republican Conference retweeted Issa's message, as did Rep. John Carter (R-Texas)

The link in Issa's tweet contains a list of 79 House Democrats who in 2007 voted against a resolution condemning the controversial newspaper ad. 

House Republicans have applauded Petraeus as the next commander in Afghanistan. House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) issued a statement saying "I believe he is the right person take over this command."

Senators from both parties praised Obama's decision to tap Petraeus as the next commander of the war effort in Afghanistan. The Senate must first confirm Petraeus before he takes the post. Obama urged his swift confirmation during remarks in the Rose Garden on Wednesday.