Reacting to Greene’s new Nazi-era comparison, Psaki said on “New Day” Wednesday, “We don’t take any of our health and medical advice from Marjorie Taylor Greene, so I can assure everyone of that.”
The White House press secretary went on to say that the federal government is trying to “protect the American people and save lives” amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“It’s up to every individual to decide whether they’re going to get vaccinated,” Psaki said, “but … this is about protecting people and saving lives. That’s a role we’re going to continue to play from the federal government, use any of the tools and tactics that we think will be effective.”
See Psaki’s comments below:
JUST NOW: "We don't take any of our health and medical advice from @mtgreenee."@PressSec Jen Psaki on new Nazi comparisons from Greene (comparing vaccine education to "brown shirts.")@NewDaypic.twitter.com/WpsC69R5gs
— John Berman (@JohnBerman) July 7, 2021
Greene responded to President Joe Biden’s announcement on Tuesday regarding the administration’s strategies to boost vaccinations. That, in part, includes going “door-to-door” to encourage Americans to get vaccinated.
She responded on Twitter, “People have a choice, they don’t need your medical brown shirts showing up at their door ordering vaccinations. You can’t force people to be part of the human experiment.”
As The Washington Post notes, “Members of the paramilitary organization that helped Hitler and the Nazi Party rise to power were known as ‘brownshirts.'”
As for Greene’s remark that the coronavirus vaccine is “NOT FDA approved,” three vaccines were approved for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) — they have not been granted full approval.
Biden pushing a vaccine that is NOT FDA approved shows covid is a political tool used to control people.
People have a choice, they don’t need your medical brown shirts showing up at their door ordering vaccinations.
You can’t force people to be part of the human experiment. https://t.co/S8qlstuSqL
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) July 6, 2021
Greene’s comment comes after she apologized for comparing mask mandates in the House of Representatives to the Holocaust.
“I wanted to say that I know that words that I’ve stated were hurtful and for that I am very sorry,” she said on June 14. This came after the lawmaker said she visited the Holocaust Museum.
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