Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) said Thursday that the House’s decision to continue mask mandate on the chamber floor as a safety measure is like a “gas chambers in Nazi Germany.”

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

Greene’s comment received immediate backlash, both from Jewish groups and fellow Congress members.

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

“The Holocaust: The systematic murder of 6 million Jews. Mask-wearing: A simple act that costs you nothing and saves lives. Marjorie Taylor Greene: A troubled person who is unfit to serve in Congress,” Rep. David Cicilline (D-Rhode Island) tweeted.

 

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