Earlier this year, Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) visited the Holocaust Museum in D.C. and apologized for rhetoric she had used connecting Nazi Germany to everything from wildfires to the pandemic. However, it clearly didn’t stick.
It’s hardly the first time the Greene has invoked Holocaust or anti-semitic imagery for political gain. She’s compared mask mandates to Nazi rules requiring Jews to wear identifying marks on their clothing, and ranted about lasers that she imagines Jewish people might be using to set wildfires for profit, among other things.
In the clip below, she admits that she’s aware comparing a vaccine mandate to Nazi policies is offensive, but affirms that she intends to do so anyway, because she’s convinced it’s accurate.
— The Republican Accountability Project (@AccountableGOP) November 2, 2021
“These vaccine Nazis — and I’m sorry, I know I’m using the word Nazi, and everybody gets mad when I say it, but that’s exactly what they are. They’re vaccine Nazis.”
Back in June, Greene responded to the criticism of her Holocaust comparisons by visiting the Holocaust Museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Politico reported that she apologized, saying that her visit to the museum reminded her of how terrible the Holocaust was and that she understood nothing could be compared to it.
Still, even in her nonpology, she refused to retract statements she’d made likening the Democratic party to the Nazi party, and she’s continued to use the same inflammatory rhetoric since.
In this case, she’s made it clear that even as she spoke, she knew she was being offensive, but preferred to double down on it rather than restate.
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