Schiff: Marjorie Taylor Greene’s actions ‘a sign of the greater rot in her party’
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) warned Tuesday that remarks by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) comparing COVID-19 vaccinations and mask wearing to the Holocaust were the sign of a greater “rot” within the GOP.
In a tweet Tuesday that came amid a chorus of criticism on Capitol Hill over the remarks from Greene that were widely viewed as antisemitic, Schiff condemned Greene and any of those who rewarded her for “creating chaos for clicks.”
“Marjorie Taylor Greene made herself a GOP star. By creating chaos for clicks. Seeking money using racist, homophobic, antisemitic language. Spewing nonsense and hate. Her actions are only a sign of the greater rot in her party. It won’t stop until people stop rewarding them,” he tweeted.
Marjorie Taylor Greene made herself a GOP star.
By creating chaos for clicks. Seeking money using racist, homophobic, antisemitic language. Spewing nonsense and hate.
Her actions are only a sign of the greater rot in her party.
It won’t stop until people stop rewarding them.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) May 25, 2021
Greene remained defiant throughout the controversy, tweeting a lengthy thread on Tuesday in which she falsely accused progressive lawmakers of “supporting terrorists Hamas” and blamed them for a rise in antisemitic incidents around the nation.
3. it’s never been more important than now to stand up against forced vaccinations and mask mandates that the left is using to discriminate against Americans who refuse to comply.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene (@mtgreenee) May 25, 2021
Her earlier comments calling identification for vaccinated individuals “just like the Nazi’s forced Jewish people to wear a gold star” were widely condemned, including by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).
“Marjorie is wrong, and her intentional decision to compare the horrors of the Holocaust with wearing masks is appalling. The Holocaust is the greatest atrocity committed in history. The fact that this needs to be stated today is deeply troubling,” the House GOP leader said in a statement.
“At a time when the Jewish people face increased violence and threats, anti-Semitism is on the rise in the Democrat Party and is completely ignored by Speaker Nancy Pelosi,” he continued. “Americans must stand together to defeat anti-Semitism and any attempt to diminish the history of the Holocaust.”
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