GOP lawmaker deletes tweet comparing COVID vaccine to the Holocaust

GOP lawmaker deletes tweet comparing COVID vaccine to the Holocaust
Gage Skidmore
This GOP lawmaker is standing in the way of disaster aid — and even other Republicans are fuming about it

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."

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?"

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?"

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