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Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has been a lightning rod of controversy during her first term in office, and that certainly isn’t looking to change any time soon.
Greene has made a career out of politicking for the farthest right ideals of the Republican Party’s MAGA wing, often using colorful metaphors and charged language to do so. Her undying support for Donald Trump’s 2020 election claims, along with her willingness to battle outside of her figurative weight class in Congress, has made Greene a figure to watch.
This week, the Peach State Politician may have crossed a line, with members of both parties issuing admonishments over a comparison Greene made.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) is again finding herself at the center of controversy after she compared House Democrats’ mask policy to the Holocaust.
Greene raised eyebrows Friday when she called Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) “mentally ill” and compared the House rule on masks to “a time in history when 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.”
Those comments sparked broad pushback, with critics saying the comparison to the Holocaust was beyond the pale.
The retorts came swiftly, and from both sides of the aisle.
Comparing wearing masks to the abuse of the Holocaust is a not so subtle diminution of the horrors experienced by millions. It’s a grotesque idiocy mixed with a neurotic lack of self awareness.
What do you expect from a truther, Q believer, and gaslighting conspiracy theorist? https://t.co/tkH1vIOAfb
— Denver Riggleman (@RepRiggleman) May 22, 2021
The Holocaust: The systematic murder of 6 million Jews.
Mask-wearing: A simple act that costs you nothing and saves lives.
Marjorie Taylor Greene: A troubled person who is unfit to serve in Congress. https://t.co/pSEXRrqiTZ
— David Cicilline (@davidcicilline) May 21, 2021
Greene had been previously removed from her House committee posts on account of remarks made regarding the QAnon conspiracy theory, and alleged calls for violence against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
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