A North Carolina lawmaker found himself embroiled in controversy Wednesday after comparing former US president Abraham Lincoln with Adolf Hitler, according to The Washington Examiner. While debating the merits of a new same-sex marriage bill introduced in the state's General Assembly over Facebook, one commentator told Cabarrus County Rep. Larry Pittman "to get over" the issue," adding that "the Civil War is over. The [US federal government] won." In response, Pittman wrote: "And if Hitler had won, should the world just get over it? Lincoln was the same sort of tyrant, and personally responsible for the deaths of 800,000 Americans in a war that was unnecessary and unconstitutional."Pittman's public comments drew almost immediate condemnation, prompting North Carolina Democratic Party chairman Wayne Goodwin to questions his colleague's judgment.