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. https://t.co/QTSSH7eqpY— andrew kaczynski (@andrew kaczynski) 1629946997.0
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?"
@KFILE Does . . . does he . . . does he think that the prisoners at Auschwitz . . . were admitted to restaurants wh… https://t.co/msytaRSrfi— Dr. Captain Abraham (@Dr. Captain Abraham) 1629953202.0
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?"
@KFILE @jaketapper @RepThomasMassie We will remember your heinous comparison between deathcamps and ID cards. And… https://t.co/goB3NaIbJw— Luke Sheppard loves #TheExpanse (@Luke Sheppard loves #TheExpanse) 1629950773.0
@KFILE Do these people understand the difference between freedom and liberty? Liberty is about the good for the exi… https://t.co/IuO3VJfvAf— Laurie (@Laurie) 1629948532.0
@KFILE Does this US politician ever understand, what Holocaust means??? Comparing the Holocaust to a vaccination ag… https://t.co/OvG13PXYff— Karin 🌈🏳️🌈 (@Karin 🌈🏳️🌈) 1629951041.0
@KFILE @jaketapper I think @AuschwitzMuseum should be a mandatory follow for politicians so they get a few daily re… https://t.co/XjRkCcbYMY— Mike (@Mike) 1629949547.0
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