American Jewish Congress Wants Apology From Right-Wing Lawmaker Over Mask/Star Comparison
Marjorie Taylor Greene isn’t the first right-wing lawmaker to compare COVID-19 safety measures to Nazi efforts to control the German populace. However, her recent decision to describe House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s mask mandate, and the fines that come with violating Congressional rules, as reminiscent of the Holocaust, went too far for one organization.
The American Jewish Congress has called for Greene’s removal over anti-Semitic commentary several times, reprinting stories on their official website. These include a post originally from Haaretz calling for Greene’s removal after she claimed that California wildfires might be caused by Jewish space lasers, another from Newsweek about the Congresswoman claiming prominent Jewish families saw the fires as profit-drivers, and an official statement calling for her expulsion for Congress over anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and other dangerous views — and that’s all in one month.
Now, Greene is facing a decision. She can either comply with House rules requiring her to wear a mask while in Chambers, or potentially face a $500 fine. Instead, she’s chosen more conspiracies and anti-Semitism, declaring mask mandates to be the equivalent of yellow stars Jewish people were forced to wear 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, and this is exactly the type of abuse that Nancy Pelosi is talking about.”
Citing a Just The News article covering the above statement, the American Jewish Congress tweeted, saying that health-related restrictions should not be compared to the atrocities of the Holocaust.
You can never compare health-related restrictions with yellow stars, gas chambers & other Nazi atrocities.
Such comparisons demean the Holocaust & contaminate American political speech.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene must immediately retract and apologize.https://t.co/pdU8H8h2tO
— American Jewish Congress (@AJCongress) May 21, 2021
They’re calling on Greene to apologize and retract these statements.