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'Grotesque' Face Masks-Holocaust Comparison: Marjorie Taylor Greene
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'Grotesque' Face Masks-Holocaust Comparison: Marjorie Taylor Greene

This week, Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was widely condemned for comparing House mask mandates to the Holocaust.

Greene, speaking on Christian Broadcasting Network host David Brody's podcast "The Water Cooler," railed against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) request that Republican lawmakers prove they've received the COVID-19 vaccine in order to lift the chamber's mask-wearing rule.

“You know, we can look back in history to a time when people were told to wear a gold star, and they were definitely treated like second-class citizens, to the point where they were put in trains and taken to gas chambers in Nazi Germany,” said Greene, who has been formally cautioned for not wearing a mask on the House floor.

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MTG says Speaker Pelosi's request for Members of Congress to be vaccinated and, if not, to wear masks is "exactly the same type of abuse" as murdering Jews in gas chambers during the Holocaust, and David Brody nods in agreement. No follow-up. pic.twitter.com/inXfD8UBiG — Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) May 22, 2021

Greene's remarks were quickly condemned by critics, including the American Jewish Congress, as the latest in a long line of racist, Islamophobic, and anti-Semitic remarks from the QAnon-supporting lawmaker, who was removed from House committee positions in February after liking social media posts about executing Democrats and peddling conspiracies.

“You can never compare health-related restrictions to yellow stars gas chambers and other Nazi atrocities. Such comparisons denigrate the Holocaust and contaminate American political speech,” the American Jewish Congress said in response to Greene’s remarks. “Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene must immediately retract and apologize.”

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene must immediately retract and apologize for comparing health-related restrictions to yellow stars, gas chambers, and other Nazi atrocities. Such comparisons dishonor the Holocaust and contaminate American political speech.https://t.co/pdU8H8h2tO — American Jewish Congress (@AJCongress) May 21, 2021

Others were equally outraged by Greene's analogy of wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to the Nazi genocide of 6 million Jews.

What do you expect from a truther, Q believer, and gaslighting conspiracy theorist? https://t.co/tkH1vIOAfbDenver Riggleman (@RepRiggleman) May 22, 2021

Look at the GQP ringleader in Congress comparing House mask mandates to the Holocaust. #MarjorieTraitorGreene — James Morrison (@JamesPMorrison) May 22, 2021

No, forcing non-vaccinated members of Congress to wear masks bears no resemblance to the Holocaust, and the comparison is an insult to the memory of the six million who died. https://t.co/Pr0ZdYxu3p — Steve Simon (@MNSteveSimon) May 22, 2021

What a time to be alive, with the Holocaust being trivialized and insisting on being a vector for a lethal disease douchefecta. https://t.co/iPBq7K7nc3 — Dan Murphy (@bungdan) May 22, 2021

Why are you not calling her out, @DavidBrodyCBN, for comparing a mask mandate to the Holocaust? https://t.co/6PO6LrZoPt — Geoff Pilkington (@geoffpilkington) May 22, 2021

It is NEVER a good idea to compare ANYTHING to the Holocaust, unless it involves the systematic rounding up and slaughtering of millions upon millions of people because of their religion. https://t.co/utU31MIX13 — Rick Folbaum (@RickFolbaum) May 22, 2021

Wait, the Jewish Space Laser Lady isn't a Holocaust denier? https://t.co/X3sARtHZnJ — videodrew (@videodrew) May 22, 2021

This is antisemitism of the most heinous and deranged kind. This is a woman whose own politics can credibly be described as fascist, trivializing the actual, historical facts of the Holocaust. And I repeat my prediction: she is a front-runner for the GOP nomination in 2024. https://t.co/Y7jwMERhIk — Jasmin Mujanovi (@JasminMuj) May 22, 2021

Did Marjorie Taylor Greene really compare wearing a mask to the Holocaust? — David Pakman (@dpakman) May 22, 2021

"Wearing a surgical mask and getting vaccinated is EXACTLY like the Holocaust," said the absolute dumbest fucking person on the planet. https://t.co/z0wUd9lkYE — Billy Corben (@BillyCorben) May 22, 2021

The Holocaust: The systematic murder of six million Jews.Mask-wearing: A simple act that costs nothing and saves lives.Marjorie Taylor Greene: A troubled woman unfit to serve in Congress. https://t.co/pSEXRrqiTZ — David Cicilline (@davidcicilline) May 21, 2021

— Neil (VAXXED AND READY) Kaplan (@NeKap) May 22, 2021

Hey, Marjorie Taylor Greene... COVID restrictions are NOT like gold stars and gas chambers in Nazi Germany! My 95-year-old grandmother can tell you what the Holocaust was REALLY like: Nazis killed her parents, all 6 siblings, and all extended family.STFU pic.twitter.com/3cBRUKJQwe — Jake Lobin (@JakeLobin) May 21, 2021

Hey, @mattgaetz, I don't think it's patriotic to side with a colleague who mocks the Holocaust. https://t.co/DqXmETWH96 — David Weissman (@davidmweissman) May 22, 2021

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