Every Republican Should React to Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Holocaust Remarks
Following days of rising criticism over her repeated comparisons of COVID-19 safety measures to the Holocaust, Republicans condemned Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) on Tuesday.
The controversial freshman congresswoman from Georgia assailed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to continue requiring members to wear masks on the chamber floor in an interview last Thursday, comparing it and other safety standards to Nazi Germany’s persecution of Jews.
Greene replied, “You know, we can look back in time and history where individuals were told to wear a gold star and they were absolutely treated like second-class citizens, to the point where they were placed in trains and brought to gas chambers in Nazi Germany.”
“This is precisely the kind of mistreatment Nancy Pelosi is referring to.”
Despite the backlash, Greene has refused to apologize and has emphasized the comparison in the days after.
After days of mounting pressure to respond to Greene’s remarks, including calls to eject her from Congress, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy issued a statement on Tuesday calling them “appalling,” but stopping short of calling for disciplinary action against her.
McCarthy and other Republicans have said the following:
McCarthy issued a statement saying, “Marjorie is wrong, and her deliberate decision to compare the atrocities of the Holocaust to donning masks is disgusting.”
“The Holocaust is the most heinous crime ever committed in human history. It is profoundly distressing that this needs to be addressed today.”
McCarthy also alluded to an alleged surge in antisemitism inside the Democratic Party in his statement.
“At a time when Jews are facing rising violence and threats, antisemitism is on the rise in the Democratic Party, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi is simply ignoring it,” he stated.
“To oppose antisemitism and any attempt to minimize the Holocaust’s history, Americans must unite. Let me be clear: this rhetoric is condemned by the House Republican Conference.”
Mitch McConnell is a Republican senator from Kentucky.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told a reporter on Tuesday, “She doesn’t serve in the Senate, but this is one of her many outbursts that are utterly disgusting and repulsive.”
“However, I assume that any penalty would have to be delivered by the House.”
In February, McConnell came out against Greene, calling her “loony lies and conspiracies” a “disease for the Republican Party.” This is a condensed version of the information.