GOP lawmaker deletes tweet comparing COVID vaccine to the Holocaust
Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) appears to have deleted his controversial tweet about the COVID-19 vaccine, but as we all know, the internet is forever.
Screenshots circulating on Twitter show an Wednesday, August 25 post shared by Massie that featured an image of a fist with an inmate number on the person's wrist.
The image included a caption that 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."
Republican Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie deleted a tweet Wednesday night comparing vaccine mandates to the Holocaust.pic.twitter.com/QTSSH7eqpY— andrew kaczynski (@andrew kaczynski) 1629946997
Twitter users are criticizing the lawmaker for the disturbing comparison. One Twitter user wrote, "Does . . . does he . . . does he think that the prisoners at Auschwitz . . . were admitted to restaurants when they flashed their forced labor number tattoos?"
Does . . . does he . . . does he think that the prisoners at Auschwitz . . . were admitted to restaurants when they flashed their forced labor number tattoos?— Dr. Captain Abraham (@Dr. Captain Abraham) 1629953202
Some criticized Massie for being on the wrong side of history. "[Rep. Thomas Massie] We will remember your heinous comparison between deathcamps and ID cards," Another Twitter user tweeted, adding, "and a vaccine card is proof of vaccination like a Driver's License is proof of age. But you wanted to scare people instead?"
@RepThomasMassie \nWe will remember your heinous comparison between deathcamps and ID cards.\n\nAnd a vaccine card is proof of vaccination like a Driver's License is proof of age.\n\nBut you wanted to scare people instead?— Luke Sheppard loves #TheExpanse (@Luke Sheppard loves #TheExpanse) 1629950773
Do these people understand the difference between freedom and liberty? Liberty is about the good for the existence of all. With liberty we do what is BEST for the greater good, society, the survival of the community. In no way are vaccine mandates comparable to gas chambers. FFS!— Laurie (@Laurie) 1629948532
Does this US politician ever understand, what Holocaust means???\nComparing the Holocaust to a vaccination against SARS-COV2 in public is forbidden under law in my country Germany. And yes, I'm ashamed to be German, 'cos of the past......— Karin \ud83c\udf08\ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08 (@Karin \ud83c\udf08\ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08) 1629951041
I think @AuschwitzMuseum should be a mandatory follow for politicians so they get a few daily reminders that these were human beings with names and faces, so maybe they would stop comparing ANYTHING like mask wearing to the disgusting slaughter of millions of people.— Mike (@Mike) 1629949547
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