Marjorie Taylor Greene Compares Nancy Pelosi's House Mask Mandate to the Holocaust

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi "mentally ill" and described any plans to separate unvaccinated and maskless House members from their vaccinated colleagues as akin to Holocaust-era tactics.

On Thursday, the congresswoman posted an Instagram video of herself shredding a letter from William J. Walker, the House's sergeant-at-arms, informing her that further violations of the House's mask mandate would result in a $500 fine, then a $2,500 fine for subsequent infractions. In the video's caption, Greene accused Pelosi of "putting our Constitution through a paper shredder."

On the same day, the Georgia Republican appeared on Real America's Voice show The Water Cooler." During her interview, host David Brody said Pelosi had spoken of "segregating" unvaccinated House members. The show then aired a clip of the Speaker criticizing unvaccinated lawmakers for "endangerment to other people."

"What is this, the honor system?" Pelosi told reporters in the clip. "The honor system? As to whether somebody has been vaccinated? Do you want them breathing in your face on the strength of their honor?"

BREAKING: @mtgreenee calls @SpeakerPelosi “mentally ill,” says she’s using holocaust-style tactics to enforce House mask mandate. Watch her interview with @DavidBrodyCBN on today’s #TheWaterCooler #JustTheNews @RealAmVoice pic.twitter.com/b6mxc1iTbB

— John Solomon (@jsolomonReports) May 20, 2021

Later in Pelosi's remarks—which the Real America's Voice segment did not include—she added: "We could come to a place where we say 'If you don't wanna wear a mask and if you're not vaccinated, don't even come to the floor, we have facilities up above in the gallery where people can come to vote.' We don't want to deter anybody's ability to exercise their constitutional duties."

Greene reacted to the clip aired on The Water Cooler by stating: "This woman is mentally ill."

She went on: "You know, we can look back in a time in history where people were told to wear a gold star and they were definitely treated as 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."

Greene also accused Pelosi of flying in lawmakers who had COVID-19 to Capitol Hill on the day incoming members were sworn in. The congresswoman did not provide any evidence for her claim.

"She brought in positive COVID members and exposed everyone in the entire building, and they travelled across the country spreading COVID," Greene said. "So this is a woman that doesn't care about people's safety, this is a woman that is hyper-focused on her own power and control."

Greene is one of seven Republican lawmakers issued a warning over their failure to wear masks, the Associated Press reported. The others were Reps. Lauren Boebert of Colorado, Chip Roy and Louie Gohmert of Texas, Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Bob Good of Virginia and Mary Miller of Illinois.

Three GOP members of Congress were fined $500: Brian Mast of Florida, Mariannette Miller-Meeks of Iowa and Beth Van Duyne of Texas.

Dr. Brian Monahan, the Capitol's attending physician, said in a statement on Wednesday the House floor's mask mandate would remain in place "until all members and floor staff are fully vaccinated."

Marjorie Taylor Greene arrives for GOP caucus
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) arrives for a House Republican caucus meeting at the Capitol on May 13. She has been issued a warning for flouting the House's face mask requirement. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images