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Republicans Condemn Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Holocaust Comparisons

Republicans are speaking out against Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene’s comparisons of mask-wearing and vaccination logos to the Holocaust.

“Marjorie is wrong, and her intentional decision to compare the horrors of the Holocaust with wearing masks is appalling,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said. “The fact that this needs to be stated today is deeply troubling.”

“Let me be clear: the House Republican Conference condemns this language,” Mccarthy added.

Greene was a guest on “The Water Cooler with David Brody” where she talked about mask-wearing on the House floor and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She called Pelosi “mentally ill.”

“You know, we can look back in time and history where people were told to wear a gold star. And they were definitely treated like second-class citizens, so much that they were put in trains and taken to gas chambers in Nazi Germany,” Greene said on the podcast. “This is exactly the type of abuse that Nancy Pelosi is talking about.”

The No. 2 House Republican, Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, also responded to Greene’s comments for the first time on Tuesday.
“Rep. Scalise does not agree with these comments and condemns these comparisons to the Holocaust,” Scalise spokesperson Lauren Fine said in a written statement that also attacked Democrats.
Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York, the newly elected No. 3 House Republican, also responded to the controversy in a tweet that didn’t include Greene’s name.
“Equating mask-wearing and vaccines to the Holocaust belittles the most significant human atrocities ever committed. We must all work together to educate our fellow Americans on the unthinkable horrors of the Holocaust. #NeverAgain,” Stefanik wrote Tuesday morning, following McCarthy and Scalise’s remarks.

After the podcast was released, Greene shared a news article about a grocery store that was using a logo to identify vaccinated employees.

“Vaccinated employees get a vaccination logo just like the Nazis forced Jewish people to wear a gold star,” Greene tweeted.

Pelosi called Greene’s comments “so beyond reprehensible” and suggested that she could face an ethics inquiry.

Greene, who was first elected to her House seat last fall, was stripped of her committee assignments earlier this year following CNN and other outlets unearthing incendiary and violent past statements she had made.

Representative Brad Schneider has proposed censuring Greene.

 

 

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