GOP Rep Compares Vaccine Passports To Holocaust

Mediaite reports:

On Wednesday, Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) deleted a tweet that compared vaccine passports to the Holocaust. The gross tweet featured a photo of a person’s arm with a series of digits on it, reminiscent of the serial numbers that the Nazis tattooed onto the arms of concentration camp inmates during the Holocaust.

The overlaying text read, “If you have to carry a card on you to gain access to a restaurant, venue or an event in your own country, that’s no longer a free country.”

Massie isn’t the first House Republican to invoke the Holocaust to rail against Covid-related restrictions. In May, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) said that pandemic precautions put into place by Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the Capitol reminded her of Nazism.

Newsweek reports:

Massie has frequently spoken out against COVID-19 vaccine requirements, namely in the military. He is also a co-sponsor of the “Fire Fauci Act,” which was brought forward by Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.

The act called for Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), to have his salary reduced to $0 until he is replaced, following the release of thousands of Fauci’s emails, which renewed criticism of his response to the coronavirus pandemic.