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Jose Garcia

(2,662 posts)
Tue May 25, 2021, 11:03 AM May 2021

GOP leader Kevin McCarthy condemns Marjorie Taylor Greenes tweet comparing vaccinations to Holocaust

Source: CNBC

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday condemned a member of his own party, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, for comparing a company’s Covid vaccination rules with the treatment of Jewish people in Nazi Germany.

“Marjorie is wrong, and her intentional decision to compare the horrors of the Holocaust with wearing masks is appalling,” McCarthy said in a statement.

“The Holocaust is the greatest atrocity committed in history. The fact that this needs to be stated today is deeply troubling,” he said.

CNBC has reached out to Taylor Greene’s spokesman for a response.

Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/25/gop-leader-kevin-mccarthy-condemns-marjorie-taylor-greenes-tweet-comparing-vaccinations-to-the-holocaust.html

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GOP leader Kevin McCarthy condemns Marjorie Taylor Greenes tweet comparing vaccinations to Holocaust (Original Post) Jose Garcia May 2021 OP
Complicated move on a highwire . . . with no safety net below empedocles May 2021 #1
McCarthy's safety net Mr.Bill May 2021 #19
3 days late and he released via "a statement" too. Botany May 2021 #2
Hello kev.....then do something, actions, not just words PortTack May 2021 #3
Shocking and appalling in every possible way MerryHolidays May 2021 #4
"Marjorie?" dawg day May 2021 #5
Good call. TwilightZone May 2021 #8
The complete official statement, which takes a shot at the Democrats while "admonishing" Greene: George II May 2021 #6
This bonehead can't even write a grammatical sense in a formal statement? mahina May 2021 #14
Wow. Such a brave straw ma....I mean position to take, Kev. BobTheSubgenius May 2021 #15
Marjorie re-tweeted a tweet calling Kevy a c**t and he hasn't called her out on it, so RVN VET71 May 2021 #37
WOW!!! That is....I don't know what to call it. Hilarious, obviously. But not shocking. BobTheSubgenius May 2021 #38
I think Rawstory posted the retweet. RVN VET71 May 2021 #39
Damn. Such a show we're being deprived of. BobTheSubgenius May 2021 #41
It's all Nancy/Dems' fault IronLionZion May 2021 #29
No worries. By tomorrow, he'll back off. TwilightZone May 2021 #7
But history is so relative, isn't it, Kev? dchill May 2021 #9
It is the least he could do - seriously, the very least rurallib May 2021 #10
Better take notice of McCarthy's courage. Paladin May 2021 #11
First of all, you are quite right. BobTheSubgenius May 2021 #16
Please remember, her tweets sound perfectly normal to her bucolic_frolic May 2021 #12
And to her followers. AleksS May 2021 #27
About time he got off his duff and said something. Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2021 #13
She should not be condemned. Turbineguy May 2021 #17
It looks like there might be a bottom to the GQP barrel Warpy May 2021 #18
In the district she's representing, Mr.Bill May 2021 #20
They'd probably replace her with an equivalent wingnut Warpy May 2021 #21
Is that a strongly worded tweet? ananda May 2021 #22
Reading this again, CNBC has a major error in their headline - she said mask wearing was like... George II May 2021 #23
MJT touched the third rail... orwell May 2021 #24
Did he stick his finger up in the air to check the wind? oldsoftie May 2021 #25
He'll roll it back in a few days. AleksS May 2021 #26
McCarthy under his breath: but she's getting us a boatload of donationS. $$$$$$$$$$$$ IcyPeas May 2021 #28
just qop white men knocking mtg off her power trip Marthe48 May 2021 #30
to expel Greene, they need a two-thirds majority in the House............ riversedge May 2021 #31
The Holocaust is one llashram May 2021 #32
Julius Caesar's genocide of the Celts speak easy May 2021 #33
yep llashram May 2021 #40
The question is - aren't we better than this yet? speak easy May 2021 #42
and on and on we go llashram May 2021 #43
The GOP really really does need to muzzle that dog. nt Progressive Jones May 2021 #34
MTG responds Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2021 #35
how they twist, turn llashram May 2021 #44
Marauding Traitor Gangrene nt canetoad May 2021 #36

Mr.Bill

(24,442 posts)
19. McCarthy's safety net
Tue May 25, 2021, 01:04 PM
May 2021

would be advocating that MTG be expelled from Congress. He's just too stupid to know it.

Botany

(70,956 posts)
2. 3 days late and he released via "a statement" too.
Tue May 25, 2021, 11:05 AM
May 2021

He should have called for her removal with in 24 hours.

dawg day

(7,947 posts)
5. "Marjorie?"
Tue May 25, 2021, 11:07 AM
May 2021

"My sweet little buddy Marjorie!"

You don't condem someone and use their first name like she's your beloved cousin.

TwilightZone

(25,709 posts)
8. Good call.
Tue May 25, 2021, 11:22 AM
May 2021

Particularly as it relates to what is supposed to be an official statement. Sticks out like a sore thumb.

George II

(67,782 posts)
6. The complete official statement, which takes a shot at the Democrats while "admonishing" Greene:
Tue May 25, 2021, 11:14 AM
May 2021
“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.

“Americans must stand together to defeat anti-Semitism and any attempt to diminish the history of the Holocaust.

“Let me be clear: the House Republican Conference condemns this language.”



mahina

(17,977 posts)
14. This bonehead can't even write a grammatical sense in a formal statement?
Tue May 25, 2021, 12:15 PM
May 2021

And he has to take a swipe at Nancy Pelosi for cover? We have to be grateful for this little crumb tossed to rationality?

What a spineless coward.

BobTheSubgenius

(11,620 posts)
15. Wow. Such a brave straw ma....I mean position to take, Kev.
Tue May 25, 2021, 12:25 PM
May 2021

You don't mind if I call you Kev, do you? Seems everything is pretty chummy already.

RVN VET71

(2,714 posts)
37. Marjorie re-tweeted a tweet calling Kevy a c**t and he hasn't called her out on it, so
Tue May 25, 2021, 09:18 PM
May 2021

you can apparently call him anything you want, as long is it isn’t “strong and principled man."

BobTheSubgenius

(11,620 posts)
38. WOW!!! That is....I don't know what to call it. Hilarious, obviously. But not shocking.
Tue May 25, 2021, 10:15 PM
May 2021

10 years ago, even 5 years ago, that would have been shocking, especially given their relative positions within the party. That woman is not even a piece of work. She is several.

Thanks for the heads-up!

RVN VET71

(2,714 posts)
39. I think Rawstory posted the retweet.
Wed May 26, 2021, 07:51 AM
May 2021

McCarthy’s silence about it speaks not volumes but whole libraries about him. Just imagine what Nancy Pelosi would have done had one of her freshman done that to her. Not sure exactly what her actions would have been, but they would have been swift, public, and final.

Kevy has apparently decided not make Marjie the Mouth upset, even when she removes his testicles publicly.

BobTheSubgenius

(11,620 posts)
16. First of all, you are quite right.
Tue May 25, 2021, 12:34 PM
May 2021

Such an unexpected foray into normal human behaviour is not likely to last. But I'm also struck by the notion that having to call this "courage" is quite an indictment of our time in history. It certainly isn't going to be a "Profile, I hope.

AleksS

(1,666 posts)
27. And to her followers.
Tue May 25, 2021, 02:17 PM
May 2021

And to her followers. There are people who think her nonsense is good. Scary, right?

Warpy

(111,880 posts)
18. It looks like there might be a bottom to the GQP barrel
Tue May 25, 2021, 12:43 PM
May 2021

and that she's succeeded in embarrassing the rest of them.

They need her vote, so I doubt they'll bounce her out of office.

The poor thing definitely needs her screws tightened, bless her heart.

Warpy

(111,880 posts)
21. They'd probably replace her with an equivalent wingnut
Tue May 25, 2021, 01:10 PM
May 2021

but they'd find one who's wily enough to keep his/her mouth shut.

Yeah, I've been there. It's why I don't live there.

George II

(67,782 posts)
23. Reading this again, CNBC has a major error in their headline - she said mask wearing was like...
Tue May 25, 2021, 01:48 PM
May 2021

...the holocaust, not vaccines.

McCarthy's statement was correct, mentioning mask wearing.

But I think they changed their headline and kept the link.

orwell

(7,794 posts)
24. MJT touched the third rail...
Tue May 25, 2021, 01:54 PM
May 2021

...and she got roasted.

Unfortunately she is raising more money than Klown Kevin.

The QCon base loves them some crazy...

Marthe48

(17,572 posts)
30. just qop white men knocking mtg off her power trip
Tue May 25, 2021, 03:01 PM
May 2021

mccarthy belatedly realized she has her on on top spot and found a way to slow her down.

He could not care less about what she said about anything, including and especially the Holocaust.

riversedge

(71,041 posts)
31. to expel Greene, they need a two-thirds majority in the House............
Tue May 25, 2021, 03:03 PM
May 2021




House GOP leaders speak out against Greene's Holocaust rhetoric


https://www.politico.com/news/2021/05/25/gop-leaders-marjorie-taylor-greene-holocaust-rhetoric-490737




The freshman Georgia lawmaker has continued to create fresh headaches for her party's leaders since arriving in Congress as Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has struggled to rein her in.
Greene compares House mask requirements to Holocaust





Updated: 05/25/2021 12:33 PM EDT



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After facing widespread condemnation from her own party on Tuesday, Greene defended her remarks and blamed the “media” and “American left” for stoking outrage.

The “attempts to shame, ostracize, and brand Americans who choose not to get vaccinated or wear a mask are reminiscent of the great tyrants of history who did the same to those who would not comply,” she tweeted.

“I'm sorry some of my words make people uncomfortable, but this is what the American left is all about,” she added in another tweet.

Greene, who has been a lightning rod for controversy, has already been stripped of her committee assignments for suggesting some of the nation’s deadliest school shootings were a hoax and endorsing social media posts that called for violence against Democrats. But McCarthy and House Republicans stood by her then, arguing that the comments at issue were made before she came to Congress.

Yet Greene has continued to create fresh headaches for her party's leaders since arriving in Congress as McCarthy has struggled to keep her in line. Greene also recently came under fire for harassing Rep. Marie Newman (D-Ill.) over her transgender daughter and aggressively confronting Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) in the Capitol hallways. That dust-up renewed Democratic calls to expel Greene, but doing so would require support from a two-thirds majority in the House — an extremely high bar that is unlikely to happen.
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llashram

(6,266 posts)
32. The Holocaust is one
Tue May 25, 2021, 04:34 PM
May 2021

of the greatest atrocities committed in history. The Middle Passage is another. The genocide of First American Nations in this country is another...speak up about those while you're at it you hypocritical lapdog of trump.

llashram

(6,266 posts)
40. yep
Wed May 26, 2021, 11:17 AM
May 2021

thanks for the link...bookmarked as a reference on our inhumanity, for whatever reason, toward each other as human beings. Sad that African-Americans today represent the continued genocide of POC.From slavery to the destruction of "Black Wall Street" with the resulting slaughter of men, women, children, OLD FOLKS. Lynchings, one just recently. Burning alive. Torture, the Emmitt Till case stands out in the spotty historical record of race relations of that era. Sandra Bland. Trayvon Martin. Michael Brown. Eric Garner. Breona Taylor et al. George Floyd. And many, many allies of all races and cultures. Kyle Rittenhouse killings. Cheney, Goodman, Schwerner. Viola Luozzo et al.

Our inhumanity is...what?

llashram

(6,266 posts)
43. and on and on we go
Thu May 27, 2021, 11:17 AM
May 2021

destroying the earth, destroying each other for so many unnecessary reasons. Are we really carrying so much evil inside?

Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin

(109,618 posts)
35. MTG responds
Tue May 25, 2021, 08:46 PM
May 2021
Marjorie Taylor Greene Deletes Retweet Calling Kevin McCarthy a 'Feckless C**t' and 'Moron'

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green (R-Ga.) shared, praised and then deleted a tweet describing House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) as a "moron" and "feckless c**t" on Tuesday.

Hours before Greene shared the tweet, McCarthy had blasted her for making an "appalling" analogy between her struggle to comply with the mask mandate imposed by House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the plight of the Jews who lived in Nazi Germany. Greene praised Twitter user @ASimplePatriot for "seeing the truth" by denouncing McCarthy's criticism and complimenting her support for Israel. She deleted her retweet minutes later.

"Look you moron, nobody supported Israel in their recent conflict with Hamas more than MTG," the original tweet replying to McCarthy read. "Her analogy may not have been perfect but you seriously need to get a grip you feckless c**t. Pelosi is the villain here."

"Thank you for seeing the truth and how much I support Israel and stand against the left's support for Hamas terrorists," Greene commented while sharing the tweet.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/marjorie-taylor-greene-deletes-retweet-calling-kevin-mccarthy-a-feckless-ct-and-moron/ar-AAKnu9J

llashram

(6,266 posts)
44. how they twist, turn
Thu May 27, 2021, 11:20 AM
May 2021

and slither like the snakes in the grass they are. I wonder if, in pre-1933 Germany, the German people had to deal with so much BS. I suspect so.

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