Adam Kinzinger Calls on NRCC to Donate Marjorie Taylor Greene's Political Contributions to Holocaust Museum

Illinois GOP Representative Adam Kinzinger is calling on the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) to donate Marjorie Taylor Greene's political contributions to the Holocaust Museum.

Kinzinger's request comes as Greene, a freshman Republican congresswoman from Georgia, has doubled-down on her remarks comparing COVID-19 mask mandates to requirements put on Jewish people during the Holocaust—despite growing pushback from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.

"MTG's comments comparing the mask rules to the Holocaust are despicable," Kinzinger tweeted on Tuesday. "As a party it's time to say enough is enough- I call on the NRCC to donate her political contributions to the holocaust museum. She does NOT represent the party or our values."

MTG’s comments comparing the mask rules to the Holocaust are despicable. As a party it’s time to say enough is enough- I call on the NRCC to donate her political contributions to the holocaust museum. She does NOT represent the party or our values.

— Adam Kinzinger (@AdamKinzinger) May 25, 2021

Newsweek reached out to the NRCC, the House GOP's campaign arm, but didn't receive a response before publication.

On Tuesday morning, Greene likened vaccine passports and mask mandates to the yellow stars Jewish people were forced to wear under Nazi rule.

"Vaccinated employees get a vaccination logo just like the Nazi's forced Jewish people to wear a gold star," she tweeted. "Vaccine passports & mask mandates create discrimination against unvaxxed people who trust their immune systems to a virus that is 99% survivable."

The Twitter post followed her remarks on the Real America's Voice podcast this weekend, during which she said: "You know, we can look back at a time in history where people were told to wear a gold star, and they were definitely treated like second-class citizens, so much so that they were put in trains and taken to gas chambers in Nazi Germany. And this is exactly the type of abuse that Nancy Pelosi is talking about."

Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy called her statements "appalling," while Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican who represents Kentucky, described them as "absolutely outrageous and reprehensible."

Kinzinger told Politico that Greene should be kicked out of the GOP conference, which would prevent her from coming to the party's meetings and benefitting from conference materials.

"I'm not sure if that'll happen. But it's just going to continue, this kind of stuff. It's just mind-numbing," the Illinois Republican said.

Greene told Newsweek in a statement that she's "sorry some of my words make people uncomfortable, but this is what the American left is all about."

"At a time when the Socialist Democrats and the Jihad Squad are supporting terrorist Hamas, and their supporters are attacking Jewish people on the streets of America, it's never been more important than now to stand up against forced vaccinations and mask mandates that the left is using to discriminate against Americans who refuse to comply," she said. "Their 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."

Kinzinger Requests NRCC Donate Greene's Contributions
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) speaks during a press conference outside the U.S. Capitol on February 5, 2021 in Washington, D.C. Representative Adam Kinzinger is calling on the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) to donate Greene’s political contributions to the Holocaust Museum after her remarks comparing mask requirements to requirements placed on Jewish people under Nazi rule. Drew Angerer/Getty Images