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. LieuDearborn office of Rep. Debbie Dingell vandalized With Build Back Better, Dems aim to correct messaging missteps Hamlin opens up on playing anthrax-era Tom Brokaw 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 NadlerHouse passes bill to expedite financial disclosures from judges Unrequited rage: The demand for mob justice in the Rittenhouse trial Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by American Clean Power — Democrats prepare to grill oil execs 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 ClarkBiden employs flurry of meetings to unite warring factions Pelosi, moderates inch closer to infrastructure, budget deal House Democrats return to advance Biden's agenda in face of crises MORE (D-Mass.) telling Secretary of Education Betsy DeVosBetsy DeVosMnuchin, Pompeo mulled plan to remove Trump after Jan. 6: book Republicans look to education as winning issue after Virginia successes McAuliffe rolls out new ad hitting back at Youngkin on education 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 SchiffJan. 6 panel faces new test as first witness pleads the Fifth Jan. 6 panel releases contempt report on Trump DOJ official ahead of censure vote The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden to update Americans on omicron; Congress back 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 HarrisJoe Manchin should embrace paid leave — now The Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden defends disappointing jobs report Harris's office undergoes difficult reset MORE's (D-Calif.) questioning of then-Supreme Court nominee Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughGOP infighting takes stupid to a whole new level What's that you smell in the Supreme Court? The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden talks up bright side beneath omicron's cloud MORE, which was viewed 7.14 million times.

Updated at 2:47 p.m.