Republican congressman under fire for drawing parallels between Nazi Germany and Washington, D.C. health policies
Rep. Warren Davidson (R-Ohio) took aim at Washington, D.C.’s Covid vaccine card mandate and compared it to Nazi Germany, only to find many critics bashing the message, including Oswi Sim Memorial Museum.
Davidson tweeted in response to a message from Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser reminding residents of the U.S. capital that starting Saturday, the city will require Covid vaccinations for those 12 and older proof and ask for photo ID from those 18 and older. Wearing a mask in public is also mandatory.
The card documents the origins of its holder and was part of the Nazi apartheid policy, which primarily targeted Jews.
“Let’s recall that the Nazis dehumanized Jews before segregating them, segregating them before incarcerating them, imprisoning them before enslaving them, and enslaving them before slaughtering them,” Davidson wrote in a follow-up article tweet.
Auschwitz Memorial Museum defendant Davidson “Exploitation” This “tragedy” Of all those who suffered in Nazi Germany and slammed this tweet “Sad symptom of moral and intellectual decline.”
Many Democrats also said atrocity Comparing Davidson and asking for an apology.
Republican Congressman @warrendavidson Must apologize and delete this tweet. We can’t believe we have to say this all the time – but to compare vaccine mandates to atrocities committed by the Nazis is insane, inexcusable and insulting. https://t.co/8Vuxshuod1
– Israel’s democratic majority (@DemMaj4Israel) January 12, 2022
Pandemic restrictions and a controversial vaccine mandate have led some Republicans to use Nazi Germany in their arguments against the overreach of the U.S. government.
In a March interview, Rep. Madison Cawthorne (R-North Carolina) said the idea of introducing a vaccine passport “A little bit of Nazi Germany in the 1940s,” And Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) found herself embroiled in a major controversy in June over repeated comparisons between U.S. policy and Nazi practices.Under pressure from her own party, Greene Apologize And visited the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
However, she later doubled down on the comparison, using the term “Vaccine Nazis” When opposing Covid mandates in a November interview.
“Sorry. I know I’m using the word ‘Nazi’ and everyone gets mad when I say it, but that’s exactly what [mandates] Yes,” she says.