GOP congressman compares COVID to Holocaust, prompts intern resignation

AuthorGABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
Publication Date28 Aug 2021
Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert have also done so, along with several lower-level officials who have made similar comparisons across the country in recent weeks.

"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," read the text in the image Massie tweeted, which he deleted shortly afterward.

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But Massie's example got an extra burst of attention after one of his interns resigned in a letter that he posted to Twitter, where it went viral. The intern, Andrew Zirkle, called his former boss's post antisemitic.

"The tweet that Congressman Massie tweeted last night, in which he compared vaccine passports to the Holocaust, was insensitive to not only survivors...

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