White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Wednesday brushed off yet another attempt by Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) to equate COVID-19 vaccinations with Nazi Germany.
Following a brief hiatus and an apology for her previous remarks – which in retrospect meant nothing – Greene on Tuesday called President Joe Biden’s push to vaccinate more Americans a “human experiment” akin to the grotesque treatment of prisoners in German concentration camps during World War II.
This occurred after Greene was given a tour of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.
“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,” Greene tweeted.
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
On Wednesday morning, Psaki reassured CNN’s John Berman on New Day that Greene’s remarks are simply the ramblings of a crazy person and that the government is not forcing people to do anything against their will.
“Well, first, I will tell you we don’t take any of our health and medical advice from Marjorie Taylor Greene. So I can assure everyone of that,” Psaki said.
“But also John, what we’re trying to do here as the federal government is to protect the American people, and save lives, prevent people from getting covid and the coronavirus. And what we’ve seen over the course of the last several months is that one of the biggest barriers is access. And people knowing when they can get the vaccine, where they can get the vaccine, the efficacy, and safety of the vaccine,” Psaki continued.
“It’s up to every individual to decide whether they are going to get vaccinated, but especially as we’re seeing reports from the CDC about the rise of the Delta variant, one of the most transmissible variants we’ve seen there,” Psaki added. “This is about protecting people and saving lives. That’s a role we’re going to continue to play from the federal government, and use any of the tools and tactics that we think will be effective.”
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