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. LieuDemocratic lawmaker dismisses GOP lawsuit threat: 'Take your letter and shove it' Democratic lawmaker says Nunes threatened to sue him over criticism Paralysis of nations is empowering cities 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 NadlerMcConnell locks in schedule for start of impeachment trial Pelosi: Trump's impeachment 'cannot be erased' House to vote Wednesday on sending articles of impeachment to Senate 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 ClarkDemocrats ramp up calls for war powers vote after Iran strike Nearly all Democrats expected to back articles of impeachment The Hill's Morning Report - Fallout from day one of Trump impeachment hearing MORE (D-Mass.) telling Secretary of Education Betsy DeVosElizabeth (Betsy) Dee DeVosMueller investigation witness pleads guilty to child sex crime charges Proposed changes to Title IX will not solve the problem of sexual assaults on college campuses US officials say Erik Prince may have violated Venezuela sanctions: report 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 SchiffREAD: House impeachment managers' trial brief Sunday shows preview: Lawmakers gear up for Senate impeachment trial Parnas pressure grows on Senate GOP 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 HarrisParnas pressure grows on Senate GOP Sanders defends vote against USMCA: 'Not a single damn mention' of climate change The Hill's Morning Report — President Trump on trial MORE's (D-Calif.) questioning of then-Supreme Court nominee Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughDemocratic group plans mobile billboard targeting Collins on impeachment January reminds us why courts matter — and the dangers of 'Trump judges' Planned Parenthood launches M campaign to back Democrats in 2020 MORE, which was viewed 7.14 million times.

Updated at 2:47 p.m.