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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. LieuLieu to Greene and Gosar: 'Take your nativist crap and shove it' Pro-Trump lawmakers form caucus promoting 'Anglo-Saxon political traditions' Lawmakers want Biden to pressure Saudi Arabia to end Yemen blockade 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 NadlerDemocrats debate timing and wisdom of reparations vote Democratic Rep. Mondaire Jones calls on Breyer to retire The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Tax March - Biden to Putin: Tough sanctions, straight talk 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 ClarkPelosi says House will move immediately on COVID-19 relief Biden's inauguration marked by conflict of hope and fear Sanders defends push to impeach Trump: Insurrection won't be tolerated MORE (D-Mass.) telling Secretary of Education Betsy DeVosBetsy DeVosHeadhunters having hard time finding jobs for former Trump officials: report Education Department moves to reverse Trump-era rules on campus sexual misconduct Watchdog says DeVos made nine figures in outside income during Trump years 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 SchiffOvernight Defense: Administration says 'low to moderate confidence' Russia behind Afghanistan troop bounties | 'Low to medium risk' of Russia invading Ukraine in next few weeks | Intelligence leaders face sharp questions during House worldwide threats he Hillicon Valley: Biden administration sanctions Russia for SolarWinds hack, election interference Intelligence leaders face sharp questions during House worldwide threats hearing 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 HarrisDC goes to the dogs — Major and Champ, that is Florida nurse arrested, accused of threatening to kill Harris Oddsmakers say Harris, not Biden, most likely to win 2024 nomination, election MORE's (D-Calif.) questioning of then-Supreme Court nominee Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughBiden's court-packing theater could tame the Supreme Court's conservatives Trump knocks CNN for 'completely false' report Gaetz was denied meeting NY Times beclowns itself by normalizing court-packing 'to balance the conservative majority' MORE, which was viewed 7.14 million times.

Updated at 2:47 p.m.