Georgia GOP Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene has compared Biden’s drive to force more Americans to get vaccinated against covid-19 to the people who helped Adolf Hitler rise to power.
“Biden pushing the vaccine which is not FDA approved proves that covid is a political weapon used to control Americans,” Greene said this week. “Americans have a choice, they do not need a medical brown shirt coming to their door ordering vaccines.”
“Brown shirts” were the loyal followers of Hitler in the 20s and 30s that protected early Nazi Party meetings and later joined the Natzi-controlled German army.
Biden pushing a vaccine that is NOT FDA approved shows covid is a political tool used to control people.
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. https://t.co/S8qlstuSqL
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) July 6, 2021
Biden stated previously that his team would send out public health officials “community-by-community and often door-to-door, knocking on doors” in a drive to convince Americans who have not gotten the vaccine yet to do so.
Greene’s remarks are not her first time using Nazi Germany to justifiably slam coronavirus measures. But she has also almost gone too far before when she compared it to the mask mandates and lockdowns that many states enacted.
“You can look at history when people were forced to wear gold stars, and they were treated like second-class citizens, they were even put into trains and taken to gas chambers,” Greene said back in May. “And this is the sort of abuse that Pelosi is speaking about.”
Her comments sparked a rebuke from Republicans, including from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
“Marjorie was wrong, and her intentional choice to compare the terrors of the Holocaust with wearing a mask is horrible,” McCarthy stated in May. “The Holocaust was the greatest atrocity ever committed in history. The idea that this must be said again today is deeply concerning.”
After defending her remarks and slamming the media for distorting them, Greene later was forced to go to the Holocaust museum and apologize.
“The Holocaust is — there is nothing comparable to it. It happened you know, over six million Jews were murdered,” Greene said during her press conference after her visit to the museum. “More than that, there were not only Jewish people — but also blacks, Christians, all other sorts of groups. People that the Nazis did not believe were perfect enough.”
Author: Scott Dowdy