Candace Owens clip becomes most watched C-SPAN Twitter video from a House hearing

A clip of a confrontation between conservative activist Candace Owens and Rep. Ted LieuTed W. LieuLawmakers urge DNC to name Asian American debate moderator Cities are the future: We need to coordinate their international diplomacy George Conway opposes #unfollowTrump movement MORE (D-Calif.) has become the most-viewed C-SPAN Twitter video from a House hearing ever, according to C-SPAN.

“In less than 24 hours, this video is the most watched C-SPAN Twitter video from a House hearing (4.47 million views),” Jeremy Art, C-SPAN’s social media senior specialist, said on Twitter.

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During the exchange, Lieu questioned the appropriateness of Owens’s presence at the hearing, playing a clip of her from December discussing the difference between "nationalism" and "globalism" using Adolf Hitler as an example.

"If Hitler just wanted to make Germany great and have things run well — OK, fine," she said, and suggested that the Nazi leader erred in trying to expand beyond Germany.

Owens responded by accusing Lieu of believing "that black people are stupid” and accusing him of not playing the “full clip,” prompting House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerPoll: Majority wants Trump out, but not through impeachment Second Democrat representing Trump district backs impeachment GOP memo deflects some gun questions to 'violence from the left' MORE (D-N.Y.) to cut her off and warning her not to “refer disparagingly” to a member of the committee.

Art noted that the clip of Owens's exchange with Lieu was 5 million views short of the network’s most-watched overall video from a House hearing, which was a clip of Rep. Katherine ClarkKatherine Marlea ClarkThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump searches for backstops amid recession worries Fourth-ranking House Democrat backs Trump impeachment Toni Morrison dies at 88 MORE (D-Mass.) telling Secretary of Education Betsy DeVosElizabeth (Betsy) Dee DeVosBlack Education Department employee's office allegedly vandalized College should profit students and taxpayers — even at for-profit schools On The Money: Trump, in reversal, says he's not looking at tax cuts | Trump calls himself 'chosen one' to fight China on trade | CBO finds spending deal to add .7T to deficit MORE that she was “shocked” DeVos could “not come up with one example of discrimination that you would stand up for students” in 2017.

The Owens-Lieu clash comes almost two weeks after Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffHillicon Valley: YouTube disables 200+ accounts over Hong Kong misinformation | Lawmakers sound alarm over Chinese influence efforts | DHS cyber agency details priorities | State AGs get tough on robocalls | DOJ busts online scammers Nadler asks other House chairs to provide records that would help panel in making impeachment decision YouTube disables over 200 accounts amid protests in Hong Kong MORE (D-Calif.) recorded the previous record for most-watched C-SPAN Twitter video, registering 3.2 million views on Mar. 28, according to C-SPAN. Schiff's generated interest after a fiery speech defending his claims of Russian collusion when Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee called for him to step down as chairman.

The record for Senate clips is Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisSanders doubles down on 'Medicare For All' defense: 'We have not changed one word' Obama reveals his summer playlist Democratic candidates face hard choices as 2020 field winnows MORE's (D-Calif.) questioning of then-Supreme Court nominee Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughTrump wishes Ginsburg well after radiation treatment for tumor Ginsburg completes radiation treatment for cancerous tumor Mississippi professor, who went to Georgetown Prep with Brett Kavanaugh, sues HuffPost MORE, which was viewed 7.14 million times.

Updated at 2:47 p.m.