Marjorie Taylor Greene again compared Joe Biden’s coronavirus response to Nazi Germany as she lashed out at the president’s plan to ‘target’ unvaccinated Americans by going door-to-door to promote the jab.
‘Biden pushing a vaccine that is NOT FDA approved shows covid is a political tool used to control people,’ the Georgia congresswoman wrote on Twitter Tuesday afternoon.
‘People have a choice, they don’t need your medical brown shirts showing up at their door ordering vaccinations,’ she continued.
‘Brown shirts’ is a reference to the official uniform of the SA or Sturmabteilung, which means ‘assault division’, where members wore brown shirts and brown ties.
Greene tweeted: ‘You can’t force people to be part of the human experiment.’
Marjorie Taylor Greene again likened the Biden administration’s coroanvirus policies to Nazi Germany as she said they are sending out ‘medical brown shirts’ to peoples’ homes and ‘ordering vaccinations’
President Joe Biden revealed in Tuesday remarks a new initiative of ‘COVID-19 surge response teams’, where neighbors go door knocking to urge their unvaccinated neighbors to get the jab
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki responded on Wednesday morning: ‘I will tell you we don’t take any of our health and medical advice from Marjorie Taylor Greene. So I can assure everyone of that.’
‘What we’ve seen over the course of the last several months is that one of the biggest barriers is access. And people knowing when they can get the vaccine, where they can get the vaccine, the efficacy and safety of the vaccine,’ Psaki told CNN’s New Day.
‘It’s up to every individual to decide whether they are going to get vaccinated, but especially… this is about protecting people and saving lives,’ she added. ‘That’s a role we’re going to continue to play from the federal government, and use any of the tools and tactics that we think will be effective.’
Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccines, the only three administered in the U.S., were approved for emergency use authorization (EUA) by the Food and Drug Administration.
A EUA, however, allows the FDA to approve a drug or vaccination during public health emergencies and does not require the same requirements be met as a full approved drug – just as long as the relevant statutory criteria are met.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki responded on Wednesday morning: ‘I will tell you we don’t take any of our health and medical advice from Marjorie Taylor Greene. So I can assure everyone of that’
Geene’s latest comments come just three weeks after she was forced to publicly apologize for likening mask mandates to Jews being forced to wear gold stars during the Holocaust. She repeatedly stood by those May comments, but ended up apologizing.
Now she is again likening the dictatorship to Biden’s coronavirus initiatives.
In Tuesday remarks on the administration’s coronavirus response and vaccination program, Biden said people who haven’t received their COVID-19 shot should ‘think twice.’
He also announced a new plan to have Americans spread the word about vaccines to their neighbors in a door-to-door campaign of region strike teams.
‘We need to go to community by community, neighborhood by neighborhood, at all times, door to door, knocking on doors to get help with remaining people protected from the virus,’ Biden said.
COVID cases are up in nearly half of U.S. states, a new analysis showed, while the Delta variant, first detected in India, is responsible for 26 per cent of new cases.
The U.S. failed to hit Biden’s goals to get 70 per cent of adults at least partially vaccinated by July 4 and 160 million Americans fully vaccinated by the same date.
At least 67 per cent of American adults have received one shot.
Biden said is going to ‘mobilize what I’m calling COVID-19 surge response teams.’
‘These teams are made up of experts from FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, CDC, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and elsewhere across our government other groups, and they’re going to help states with particular problems, prevent, detect and respond to the spread of the Delta variant among unvaccinated people in communities with low vaccination rates,’ the president detailed in his Tuesday remarks.
‘We can’t get complacent,’ he warned. ‘The best thing you can do to protect yourself and your family and the people you care about the most is getting vaccinated.’
The White House has been on a push to get shots in arms – especially as several southern and southwestern states hover around the 50 per cent vaccinated mark.