Oklahoma GOP fundraising off vaccinations, yellow stars
The Oklahoma Republican Party on Friday raised funds through a Facebook post that appeared to compare being unvaccianted to being a Jew in Nazi Germany.
In a photo posted on the party’s official Facebook page, a yellow Star of David like the ones Jews were forced to wear to identify themselves is shown with the word “Unvaccianted” superimposed on top of it.
“Limited access to travel within their State, Province or Territory. The bearer may not fly, cannot enter a pub, restaurant, club or theatre. Has limited access to either work, buy and sell goods or have access to services and healthcare,” the post read. “Wake up people — is this sounding familiar?”
On the post, the party shared a link to its fundraising page.
The party called on people to contact Lt Governor Matt Pinnell (R) while Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) is out of the country and ask him to take action on private businesses requiring employees to get vaccinated.
Many GOP officials have taken to comparing mask mandates and vaccine recommendations to the actions of Nazi Germany, eliciting condemnation from Jewish American groups and lawmakers who say they are trivializing the events of the Holocaust in which over 6 million Jews were killed.
In Wisconsin, GOP state lawmaker Rep. Shae Sortwell attacked a children’s museum for requiring unvaccinated guests to wear masks indoors, referring to the museum staff as “the Gestapo.” Sortwell later refused to apologize for his remarks that elicited a slew of harassment towards the museum staff and baulked at the idea that his actions were anti-Semitic.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) received bipartisan condemnation in June when she compared mask policy to the Holocaust. She later issued an apology, saying she had made “a mistake.”