Marjorie Taylor Greene’s anti-Semitic spewing spree

It’s time to call out Republicans for pandering to anti-Semites.

I’m talking about QAnon kook Marjorie Taylor Greene, and the Republican party’s long history of using anti-Semitic tropes come election time.

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I assume you’ve heard the latest on what QAnon’s favorite congresswoman did this time around. Taylor Greene decided this would be a good week to rant about the Holocaust, and tie the murder of 6+ million Jews, gays, people with disabilities, Roma, political prisoners and more to masks.

Yes, according to Taylor Greene, wearing a mask is just like the ovens (if the ovens were intended to save you rather than kill you).

Here’s where it all started, with Taylor Greene doing an interview with Pat Robertson’s own David Brody. Note how Brody nods in agreement to every crazy thing Taylor Greene says.

Then, we have Taylor Greene doubling down one day later:

I’m going to wager that Jews feel a little more strongly about the Holocaust than simply “not liking it,” the way I don’t like brussels sprouts.

Also, that last comment by Taylor Greene contains the implication that any Jew who supports mask mandates clearly isn’t rational, and thus had no problem with the Holocaust.

A few days later, Taylor Greene does it again. It’s clear that she knows what she’s doing. She intentionally using the deaths of 6 million Jews to help enrage and build her crazy followers:

And again, another comment that same day:

Then, suddenly, Taylor Greene tried to claim she never said what she said:

Never compared masks to the Holocaust? Really? Let’s go back to that first interview with Pat Robertson’s own David Brody:

You know, we can look back at a time in our history where people were told to wear a gold star [sic], and they were definitely treated like second class citizens, so much so that they were put into trains and taken to gas chambers in Nazi Germany. And this is exactly the type of abuse that Nancy Pelosi is talking about [with masks].

Yes, she outright compared masks to the Holocaust. Nice try, cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.

Of course, that same day she denied invoking the Holocaust, Taylor Greene couldn’t keep track of her lies, and retweeted a woman admitting that Taylor Greene made a “Holocaust comparison”!


Republicans forced to condemn Taylor Greene’s anti-Semitism, but it’s not enough

After Republicans realized the growing uproar over Taylor Greene’s comments was hurting them politically, the House’s top two Republicans, both of whom have a bad history with bigotry themselves, weigh in. First, GOP House leader Kevin McCarthy, who issued this statement five days after Taylor Greene went on her anti-Semitic spewing spree:

“Marjorie is wrong, and her intentional decision to compare the horrors of the Holocaust with wearing masks is appalling. Let me be clear: the House Republican Conference condemns this language.”

And while it’s all well and good that suddenly Kevin McCarthy thinks anti-Semitism is wrong, he didn’t think so two years ago when he tweeted an incredibly anti-Semitic ad about rich Jews trying to buy the 2018 election. (Soros, Steyer and Bloomberg are all rich Jews (technically, Steyer is half, but he has a Jewish name, so it works)).

Next up, #2 House Republican, Steve Scalise, who couldn’t be bothered to issue his own statement, but rather had a staffer issue a lukewarm condemnation of Taylor Greene:

“Rep. Scalise does not agree with these comments and condemns these comparisons to the Holocaust.”

Now, Scalise’s tepid criticism of Taylor Greene might carry more weight had Scalise not once called himself “David Duke without the baggage.” You’ll recall that David Duke is a racist anti-Semite who was once the Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. Here’s Scalise invoking Duke:

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CyberDisobedience on Substack | @aravosis | Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn. John Aravosis is the Executive Editor of AMERICAblog, which he founded in 2004. He has a joint law degree (JD) and masters in Foreign Service from Georgetown; and has worked in the US Senate, World Bank, Children's Defense Fund, the United Nations Development Programme, and as a stringer for the Economist. He is a frequent TV pundit, having appeared on the O'Reilly Factor, Hardball, World News Tonight, Nightline, AM Joy & Reliable Sources, among others. John lives in Washington, DC. .

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