Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH) compared vaccine mandates to 'health passes' used in Nazi Germany in a social media post.
His remarks drew swift rebukes from the Auschwitz Memorial, Anti-Defamation League, and Jewish cultural groups.
Davidson is not the first GOP member to outrageously conflate COVID mandates with the Holocaust. His shameful rhetoric perpetuates antisemitism and downplays the true scope of Nazi atrocities.
Davidson promptly issued a sincere apology to the Jewish community and agrees that this comparison was absolutely wrong. Dehumanization caused by mandates is a topic on his mind.