Greene repeatedly compares vaccine mandates to Nazi Germany, drawing rebukes from her personal social gathering.


Consultant Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia drew a uncommon condemnation on Tuesday from the highest Home Republican for the newest in a sequence of feedback she has made evaluating masks and vaccine mandates to the remedy of Jews by Nazis throughout the Holocaust.

In a sequence of posts on Twitter, Ms. Greene, a right-wing provocateur who beforehand endorsed a sequence of violent and racist conspiracy theories, has railed towards selections made by personal companies to impose vaccine mandates or drop masks necessities just for vaccinated people. Her feedback got here amid an uptick in anti-Semitic assaults on Jews throughout the nation.

“Vaccinated staff get a vaccination emblem identical to the Nazi’s pressured Jewish individuals to put on a gold star,” she wrote in a single submit on Tuesday.

In one other, referring to a college barring unvaccinated college students from attending lessons in individual, she wrote: “It seems Nazi practices have already begun on our youth. Present your VAX papers or no in individual class for you. That is precisely what I used to be saying in regards to the gold star.”

After Ms. Greene was met with a swift wave of public criticism, she refused to apologize, arguing that she had by no means in contrast masks mandates particularly to the Holocaust, which killed six million Jews, “solely the discrimination towards Jews within the early years.”

Consultant Kevin McCarthy, Republican of California and the minority chief, who has largely shunned criticizing Ms. Greene at the same time as she has courted controversy, issued a statement condemning her language.

“Marjorie is fallacious, and her intentional determination to check the horrors of the Holocaust to carrying masks is appalling,” Mr. McCarthy mentioned in a statement. “The Holocaust is the best atrocity dedicated in human historical past. The truth that this must be acknowledged immediately is deeply troubling.”

His rebuke got here after one from the Republican Jewish Coalition, a outstanding group whose political motion committee contributes generously to the G.O.P.

Matt Brooks, the group’s government director, savaged Ms. Greene on Twitter, calling her “a humiliation to your self and the GOP.”

“Please educate your self with the intention to notice how completely fallacious and inappropriate it’s to check proof of vaccination with the 6 million Jews who have been exterminated by Nazis,” Mr. Brooks wrote.

Ms. Greene’s feedback have created yet one more downside for Home Republican leaders, who lately tried to take management of their political message by purging Consultant Liz Cheney of Wyoming from her submit because the convention chair, citing her refusal to disregard former President Donald J. Trump’s lie of a stolen election. And so they muddled a theme that Republicans have tried to focus on in current days as they’ve tried to color Democrats as insufficiently supportive of Israel and the American Jewish group.

Mr. McCarthy declined earlier this 12 months to take motion towards Ms. Greene for her earlier incendiary statements, together with one wherein she endorsed assassinating Speaker Nancy Pelosi, at the same time as he disavowed the remarks themselves.

“Previous feedback from and endorsed by Marjorie Taylor Greene on college shootings, political violence, and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories don’t symbolize the values or beliefs of the Home Republican Convention,” Mr. McCarthy mentioned in February.

Some Republicans had argued it could be unfair to rebuke Ms. Greene for feedback she made earlier than serving in Congress. However after it emerged that the Georgia freshman had additionally urged {that a} devastating wildfire that ravaged California was began by “a laser” beamed from area and managed by a outstanding Jewish banking household, the Republican Jewish Coalition stepped in and mentioned it was “working intently with the Home Republican management relating to subsequent steps.”

Ms. Greene was by no means disciplined.