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Marjorie Taylor Greene speaks of Nazi-era ‘brown shirts’ in attacking vaccines

The Anti-Defamation League is accusing Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene of once again trivializing the Holocaust by calling doctors trying to encourage vaccinations “medical brown shirts.”

“Brown shirts” is a colloquial name for the Nazi Sturmabteilung, or SA, the party’s military wing during Adolf Hitler’s rise to power, formed in 1921. Hitler eventually purged its leadership and it was superseded by the SS.

Greene wrote yesterday that Biden is “pushing a vaccine that is NOT FDA approved” as “a political tool used to control people. People have a choice, they don’t need your medical brown shirts showing up at their door ordering vaccinations.”

Her reference to a lack of FDA approval is false. The FDA has given vaccines by Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson emergency use approval, though this is indeed not full approval.

The ADL says Greene once again “demonstrates her lack of understanding and remorse for her dangerous and offensive rhetoric. These latest remarks trivializing the Holocaust confirm what we all suspected: her recent trip to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum was a publicity stunt.”

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