Lots of members have been responding to Vladimir Putin's op-ed in the New York Times.
But none drew quite as much of a response as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Pelosi responded to Putin thusly:
Hopefully, when Pres. #Putin says "we must not forget that God created us equal" he includes gays and lesbians in Russia.
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) September 12, 2013
The tweet was re-tweeted about 1,500 times within four hours and continues to gain traction. It is already Pelosi's fifth most popular tweet ever, according to mytoptweet.com.
Russia has drawn criticism in recent weeks for a new law that prohibits public events promoting gay rights and public displays of affection by same-sex couples.
President Obama has joined in the criticism, criticizing the policy during an appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" last month.