Lauren Boebert Calls COVID-19 Door-to-Door Vaccinators Biden's 'Needle Nazis'

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) has hit out at the White House's COVID-19 vaccination strategy, calling door-to-door vaccinators "needle Nazis."

The Republican congresswoman from Colorado is courting controversy once again with a tweet likening President Joe Biden's "surge response teams" to the dictatorial tactics of Hitler's Germany.

Boebert wrote on Thursday: "Biden has deployed his needle Nazis to Mesa County. The people of my district are more than smart enough to make their own decisions about the experimental vaccine and don't need coercion by federal agents.

"Did I wake up in Communist China?"

Her comments were uploaded alongside a video of White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki responding to a question about surge response teams going into areas with low vaccination rates.

Psaki said: "We're in touch with a range of communities. I provided an update last week that we were in touch with Missouri about possibly sending some teams there.

"I know we had already deployed a team to Colorado to collaborate with the local Department of Health in Mesa County. I can see if there is more, but we're in touch with a range of officials around the country."

Biden has deployed his Needle Nazis to Mesa County.

The people of my district are more than smart enough to make their own decisions about the experimental vaccine and don’t need coercion by federal agents.

Did I wake up in Communist China? pic.twitter.com/gKXzogwM2C

— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) July 8, 2021

The move comes after President Biden fell short of his goal to have 70 percent of Americans receive at least one shot by July 4.

According to Mesa County Public Health in Colorado, 41 percent of its residents have been fully vaccinated while 45 percent have received at least one dose.

The county also said 99.2 percent of hospital beds were occupied and 95.5 percent of staffed intensive care unit beds were in use, according to data from July 1.

Rep. Boebert is not the first Republican to invoke the Nazi regime, which killed millions of people, while criticizing the U.S. vaccine rollout, which has led to a fall in coronavirus-related deaths.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) was criticized by Jewish groups after tweeting: "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."

Her comment refers to brownshirts, or the Sturmabteilung, a notorious paramilitary group that targeted Jews and other groups and facilitated Adolf Hitler's rise to power.

Newsweek has contacted the Jewish Federations of North America, Mesa County Public Health and Rep. Boebert for comment.

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Rep. Lauren Boebert, pictured at a campaign rally in Colona, Colorado, on October 10, 2020. She has criticized the deployment of "surge response teams" to areas with low vaccination rates. JASON CONNOLLY/AFP/Getty