Georgia Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene is under fire for comparing President Joe Biden’s push to get Americans vaccinated to Nazi-era “brownshirts.”
Greene was responding to Biden’s plan to mobilize officials to reach unvaccinated individuals at their homes.
“People have a choice, they don’t need your medical brown shirts showing up at their door ordering vaccinations. You can’t force people to be part of the human experiment,” Greene tweeted.
Sturmabteilung — also known as the Brownshirts — was a paramilitary group connected to the Nazi Party that helped Adolf Hitler rise to power in Germany during the 1930s and 1940s.
It’s not clear how the President’s door-to-door vaccination plan compares to the violent paramilitary group.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told John Berman on CNN’s “New Day” that the vaccine push “is about protecting people and saving lives” and that the White House does not take medical advice from Greene.
Jen Psaki, responding to Rep. Greene calling door-to-door vaccination efforts "medical brown shirts" in yet another Nazi reference.
"We don't take any of our health and medical advice from Marjorie Taylor Greene, so I can assure everyone of that." pic.twitter.com/1BTc1CkZsq
— Poli Alert (@polialertcom) July 7, 2021
Psaki also said that access to the vaccine is one of the biggest challenges that the administration is experiencing.
Greene also accused the President of promoting a vaccine that is not approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA).
Pfizer, Modern, and Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccines have not been fully approved by the FDA. The three pharmaceutical companies do have emergency use authorization through the FDA.
Representative Greene was removed from all of her committee assignments in February after comments she made on social media before becoming a member of congress surfaced. The freshman congresswoman encouraged her follower to be violent and suggested that the Parkland, Florida school shooting was a “false flag” operation.
Last month, the congresswoman apologized for comparing the Capitol Hill mask mandate to the Holocaust.