Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene confronted widespread condemnation this week for likening House masks mandates to the Holocaust.
Greene, speaking on Christian Broadcasting Network host David Brody’s podcast “The Water Cooler,” railed in opposition to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) request that Republican lawmakers show they’ve acquired the COVID-19 vaccine with a purpose to drop the mask-wearing rule within the chamber.
“You know, we can look back at a time in history where people were told to wear a gold star, and they were definitely treated like second-class citizens so much so that they were put in trains and taken to gas chambers in Nazi Germany,” stated Greene, who has been formally cautioned for not sporting a masks on the House ground. “And this is exactly the type of abuse that Nancy Pelosi is talking about,” she added.
Critics, together with the American Jewish Congress, had been fast to sentence Greene’s feedback — the most recent in a protracted line of racist, Islamaphobic and anti-Semitic remarks from the QAnon-endorsing lawmaker who was faraway from House committee positions in February for liking social media posts about executing Democrats and peddling conspiracies.
“You can never compare health-related restrictions with yellow stars gas chambers and other Nazi atrocities. Such comparisons demean the Holocaust and contaminate American political speech,” the American Jewish Congress tweeted in response to Greene’s feedback. “Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene must immediately retract and apologize.”
Others had been equally incensed by Greene’s comparability of sporting masks to mitigate the unfold of COVID-19 to the Nazi genocide of 6 million Jews.
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