Marjorie Taylor Greene Compares A Restaurant Banning The Unvaccinated With ‘Segregation’
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) criticized a restaurant in Atlanta for only allowing vaccinated guests to enter their business, calling the business’s decision a form of “segregation.” Greene is known for spreading anti-vaccine remarks on Twitter.
On Sunday, the controversial first-term Republican congresswoman posted a screenshot of an Instagram post from an Atlanta restaurant called Argosy. The post has a photo of their door sign that states: “NO VAX NO SERVICE.”
“This is called segregation,” Greene tweeted. “Will you be testing everyone at the door for the flu, strep throat, stomach bugs, colds, meningitis, aids, venereal diseases, Hep A, Hep C, staff infections, athletes foot, pink eye, croup, bronchitis, ringworm, scabies, or any other contagions?”
This is called segregation.
Will you be testing everyone at the door for the flu, strep throat, stomach bugs, colds, meningitis, aids, venereal diseases, Hep A, Hep C, staff infections, athletes foot, pink eye, croup, bronchitis, ringworm, scabies, or any other contagions? pic.twitter.com/osUBTYqGCg
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) July 26, 2021
According to its Instagram post, Argosy had seen several COVID-19 infections inside their business. The restaurant explained that they made the decision to protect the “health and safety” of their guests and staff.
“After a few positive covid cases last week, we have decided that the health and safety of our staff and guests must be prioritized,” the restaurant wrote in its Instagram post. “Until you are vaccinated, please do not enter our establishment. If you are fully vaccinated, welcome! We are excited to hang out with you.”
Greene receiving swift backlash from her tweet, not only because she argued against the vaccine, but of her choice of the word segregation, a word with a long association with systematic racism in the South.
This is not the first time that Greene has made offensive comparisons about COVID-19 health requirements.
In June, Greene compared the House’s decision to continue mask mandate on the chamber floor as a safety measure to “gas chambers in Nazi Germany.”
Her remark received immediate backlash, both from Jewish groups and fellow Congress members.
Last week, Twitter suspended Greene’s account for 12 hours following her misleading post about COVID-19 that broke the platform’s misinformation policy.