Controversial far-right US Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene on Friday decried alleged media comparisons of the Republican Party to the Nazis, as well as those of former president Donald Trump to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.
However, just moments later she said the Democratic Party is “just like” the Nazi Party.
In a speech to a Georgia rally, Greene accused the media of spending four years “calling Republicans Nazis,” and likening Trump to Hitler.
“Nazi, that’s a mean, nasty dirty word,” Greene said when referring to her accusations against the media.
“You know Nazis were the National Socialist Party. Just like the Democrats are now a national socialist party,” she then added.
Greene, moments later: "You know Nazis were the National Socialist Party. Just like the Democrats are now a national socialist party." pic.twitter.com/YgYi95jaZu
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Greene also dubbed the quartet of progressive Democratic congresswomen known as “The Squad” as the “Jihad Squad” over what she alleged was their support for the Hamas terror group, Forbes magazine reported.
The controversial comments came days after Greene, the freshman Republican from Georgia, doubled down on equating mask mandates with Nazi laws forcing Jews to wear yellow stars, a comparison that earned her a stern rebuke from Republican leadership.
Greene tweeted about a business making its employees who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus wear a vaccination logo on their name badge.
“Vaccinated employees get a vaccination logo just like the Nazi’s [sic] forced Jewish people to wear a gold star,” Greene wrote.
“Vaccine passports & mask mandates create discrimination against unvaxxed people who trust their immune systems to a virus that is 99% survivable,” she wrote.
Greene is a fierce defender of Trump and promotes his baseless claim that Democrats stole the 2020 presidential election.
Her five months in Congress have been repeatedly marked by controversy and rising frustration within her party over her extreme remarks.
Her recent comments linking mask rules to elements of the Holocaust outraged some in her party, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy who denounced her comments — but who also accused Democrats of antisemitism himself.
“Marjorie is wrong, and her intentional decision to compare the horrors of the Holocaust with wearing masks is appalling,” McCarthy said in a statement.
“Let me be clear: the House Republican Conference condemns this language,” he added.
But, he added, with increased violence against Jews in the United States in recent weeks, “antisemitism is on the rise in the Democrat Party and is completely ignored by Speaker Nancy Pelosi.”
On Monday, Pelosi tweeted that the “spike in antisemitic attacks against Jews around the country and the world is horrific, heartbreaking & demands action.”
Jeff Miller, a major Republican donor who is close to McCarthy, offered to give Greene a tour of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, where he is a member of the commission.
“WTF is wrong with you?” tweeted Miller, who is also a board member of the Republican Jewish Coalition. “I think you need to pay a visit to the US Holocaust Museum. I’d be happy to arrange. Then maybe going forward you wouldn’t make anymore disgusting, ignorant and offensive tweets. If I’m wrong and you’re not ignorant about Holocaust… then you are disgusting.”
Also weighing in was Matt Brooks, the Republican Jewish Coalition’s director, whose group joined a rare primary challenge to Greene last summer.
“Please educate yourself so that you can realize how absolutely wrong and inappropriate it is to compare proof of vaccination with the 6 million Jews who were exterminated by the Nazis,” Brooks said on Twitter. “You’re an embarrassment to yourself and the GOP.”
The controversy began when Greene, speaking to a conservative podcast, compared Pelosi’s decision to maintain mask rules for lawmakers on the House floor to Nazi actions against Jews.
“You know, we can look back at a time in history where 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,” Greene said.
“This is exactly the type of abuse that Nancy Pelosi is talking about.”
Greene, who insisted she said nothing wrong, received fierce criticism from both sides of the political aisle, with fellow House Republican Liz Cheney calling the comments “evil lunacy.”
Several Democrats have said Greene is unfit to serve in Congress.