representing Warren DavidsonWarren Earl DavidsonOhio Republican draws condemnation for comparing DC vaccine mandate to Nazi Germany Trump’s war with GOP seeps midterm House Freedom Caucus elects Rep. Scott Perry as new president MORE (R-Ohio) apologized for comparing the vaccination mandate implemented in Washington, DC, to Nazi Germany amid a backlash.
“It has already been done. #Not complying,“Davidson tweeted Wednesday with a photo of a Nazi document showing a swastika.
“Let us remember that the Nazis dehumanized the Jews before separating them, separated them before imprisoning them, imprisoning them before enslaving them, and enslaving them before slaughtering them,” Davidson added.
His message sparked a backlash, with the American Jewish Committee condemning the comparison of COVID-19 vaccination mandates that have been implemented around the world with the Holocaust that killed millions.
“Bad things happen when governments dehumanize people. Sometimes there is a next step – systematically separating them. Unfortunately, any reference to how the Nazis actually acted precludes focusing on anything other than the Holocaust,” Davidson said.
“I appreciate my Jewish friends who explained their point of view to me and I feel horrible for having offended anyone. My sincere apologies,” he added.
Davidson made comparison to Nazism on Twitter in response to DC mayor muriel bowserMuriel BowserOhio Republican draws condemnation for comparing DC vaccine mandate to Nazi Germany The Hill’s Morning Report – Biden defends filibuster reform, but lacks votes Conservatives push for boycott from the GOP club on the DC PLUS vaccine mandate (D) posting that DC residents over the age of 18 will need proof of vaccination and photo ID to eat at restaurants. People over the age of 12 will only need proof of vaccination.
Cities, states and countries around the world have implemented vaccination mandates in an attempt to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Other Republican lawmakers, such as Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), have also been condemned in the past for comparing vaccination mandates to the Holocaust.