Just as you can be sure the sun will rise every morning, you can also rest assured that at least once a week, first-time Republican U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene will utter something stupid. Or something incendiary. Or something racist.
Or something stupid, incendiary and racist all at once. This time though, Greene did change it up by going full-on anti-Semitic.
Last week, Greene, who was elected by repeating and supporting absurd QAnon beliefs, compared House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s mask mandate to the Holocaust.
“You know we can look back at a time in history where people were told to wear a gold star,” Congresswoman Greene says in the video from late last week, “and they were definitely treated like second class citizens. So much so that they were put in trains and taken into gas chambers in Nazi Germany and this is exactly the type of abuse that Nancy Pelosi is talking about.”
As criticism from the GOP and Dems poured in, Greene doubled down responding, “I stand by all of my statements, I said nothing wrong. And I think any, any rational Jewish person didn’t like what happened in Nazi Germany, and any rational Jewish person doesn’t like what’s happening with overbearing mask mandates.”
Monday, CNN anchor John Berman put Greene on blast, invoking his religion.
“Evil lunacy,” Berman began. “That is how Republican Liz Cheney described new statements from Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene. ‘Evil lunacy.’ And to be honest, Cheney was being polite, because Greene, whose understanding of comparative religion includes a belief of Jewish space lasers, equated mask requirements in the House to the Holocaust.”
The anchor called Greene’s remarks “historic” and “abhorrent,” and lamented that “it’s also apparently allowable under House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who hasn’t commented on it and refused to punish Greene for past antisemitic statements she made. Wearing a mask compared to the murder of 6 million people? It’s so far beyond the realm of decency, it could only possibly be made worse by comments from Marjorie Taylor Greene.”
At this point, Berman threw the script out of the CNN window, pulling no punches.
“Any rational Jewish person? I’m Jewish. I’m not at all religious and thank God, my family made it to this country decades before the Holocaust, but that’s my heritage, and I promise you that Congresswoman Taylor Greene, she thinks I’m Jewish. So as a ‘rational Jewish person,’ let me just say to Marjorie Taylor Greene, don’t you dare speak for me. Not if you’re going to compare health measures or anything to the Holocaust.”
“In a tweet last night Greene said, ‘I’m sorry if my words make people uncomfortable.’ No, they don’t make me uncomfortable. They make me sick.”
In other news, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has yet to respond to Greene’s comments and well, she is now targeting Dr. Fauci, calling him “Dr. Frankenstein.” She may be using a Jewish Space Laser in order to do so.