A Minnesota Republican official has resigned after posting a image comparing mandatory mask-wearing in public to Jewish victims being told to wear Stars of David in Nazi Germany.

“The Republican Party of Minnesota has learned the Wabasha County Facebook page was not hacked last night, as believed by the Wabasha County Chair,” Minnesota GOP chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan said a statement.

“The offensive picture was unfortunately posted by a board member who has resigned effective immediately at the party’s request.”

The image was deleted on Facebook. However, a Minnesota activist group called Jewish Community Action posted a screenshot of the post on Monday in a tweet.

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“Given that Minnesota rabbis recently spoke out in favor of a mask mandate, comparing that mandate to the Holocaust feels especially disgusting,” it reads.

“We ask the @MNGOP to tell Wabasha Republicans to stop using imagery like this. It betrays a total lack of both empathy and education.”

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