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Marjorie Taylor Greene doubles down on Holocaust comparisons and says grocery store's 'vaccination logos' are 'just like' how 'Nazi's forced Jewish people to wear a gold star'

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  • Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Tuesday made another public-health-related Holocaust comparison.
  • She made her latest point based on a local news report about a grocery store's policy.
  • She later said her comparison was not to the Holocaust but prior Nazi "discrimination against Jews."
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Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia once again compared COVID-19 public-health measures to the systematic discrimination toward and killing of Jews in the Holocaust.

In a tweet early Tuesday morning, Greene linked to a local news report about a grocery store allowing vaccinated customers to shop mask-free if they showed proof of vaccination. Part of the report involved employees being able to go without a mask if they wore a "vaccination logo displayed on their name badge," according to WVLT 8, a CBS affiliate in Tennessee.

"Vaccinated employees get a vaccination logo just like the Nazi's forced Jewish people to wear a gold star," Greene tweeted. "Vaccine passports & mask mandates create discrimination against unvaxxed people who trust their immune systems to a virus that is 99% survivable."

The "gold star" Greene was referring to, more commonly referred to by historians as a yellow star, was an identifier that Nazi Germany forced Jews to wear.


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Greene subsequently lashed out at critics, saying she was referring not to "the Holocaust" but rather "only the discrimination against Jews in early Nazi years."

Human-rights violations by Nazi forces in the 1930s, such as the compulsory yellow stars and pogroms such as Kristallnacht, directly preceded the rounding up of Jews for mass executions and forced labor in concentration camps.

Greene made a similar comparison earlier this month in a tirade against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over mask mandates in the lower chamber.

The freshman congresswoman has a well-documented history of promoting conspiracy theories, several of which involve antisemitic tropes.

In February, Greene was stripped of all her committee assignments by a majority of House members, giving her minimal input on legislation while remaining an elected member of Congress.

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