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Crickets from Kevin McCarthy after Marjorie Taylor Greene in contrast mask-wearing to the Holocaust

This lady is mentally ailing,” Greene mentioned, referring to Pelosi. “You understand, we are able to look again in a time in historical past the place folks have been instructed to put on a gold star, they usually have been positively handled like second-class residents—a lot in order that they have been put in trains and brought to fuel chambers in Nazi Germany and that is precisely the kind of abuse that Nancy Pelosi is speaking about.”

The truth is, it’s not. A minor inconvenience for public well being causes and mass homicide for genocidal causes are totally different. We might go as far as to say {that a} minor inconvenience for any cause and mass homicide for any cause are totally different, even. Individuals have been pulled from their properties, torn from their households, tortured, starved, murdered. Marjorie Taylor Greene might need to reapply her make-up extra typically than she likes.

”You possibly can by no means examine health-related restrictions with yellow stars, fuel chambers & different Nazi atrocities. Such comparisons demean the Holocaust & contaminate American political speech,” the American Jewish Congress tweeted. “Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene should instantly retract and apologize.”

Instead, Greene told reporters, “I stand by all of my statements. … I mentioned nothing incorrect.” She continued, “I believe any rational Jewish particular person did not like what occurred in Nazi Germany, and any rational Jewish particular person does not like what’s taking place with overbearing masks mandates and overbearing vaccine insurance policies.”

Jewish people have the highest rate of vaccine acceptance of any non secular group in the USA, and whereas knowledge on mask-wearing by Jewish folks within the U.S. is tough to come back by, Israel only recently ended an outdoor mask mandate, after it had reached greater ranges of vaccination than the U.S. has achieved. Is Greene calling the overwhelming majority of Jews irrational? It might be on model, actually, however who even is aware of together with her.

The factor is, we all know that Greene is a horrible particular person. Gleefully, loudly, deliberately horrible. That’s her entire schtick. What’s noteworthy is that she stays a member in good standing of the Home Republican convention. It took Democrats to strip her of committee assignments for encouraging violence against her political opponents and calling the mass murder of children a hoax. Republicans weren’t prepared to take motion in opposition to her for that, and now that she’s evaluating public well being precautions to the Holocaust, McCarthy isn’t even providing up the weak tea condemnations and “I’ll speak to her” pledges he made in January. Kevin McCarthy, regardless of the “chief” in his title, is not any chief. He’s a follower, and he’s determined that Greene is the path of the occasion he’s following. Cheney, who did condemn Greene’s feedback, is not in Home Republican management as a result of—associated—she condemned efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

Marjorie Taylor Greene speaks for the Republican Get together, however a handful of Republicans condemning any given remark she makes. The occasion has repeatedly refused to disavow her, and so the occasion owns her and is owned by her.

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