Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene invoked the Holocaust during a discussion Thursday about the mask mandate on Capitol Hill.
Greene, 46, made the comparison when she was asked about Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s refusal to lift the mandate. Pelosi and some House Republicans have fought about the mandate since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on May 13 that those who are fully vaccinated could shed their masks, indoors and outdoors.
“This woman is mentally ill,” Greene said of Pelosi on Real America’s Voice.
“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,” she added. “So much so, they were put in trains and taken to gas chambers in Nazi Germany, and this is exactly the type of abuse that Nancy Pelosi is talking about.”