A Republican member of Congress drew swift condemnation Wednesday after comparing D.C.’s upcoming vaccine mandate to Nazi Germany – marking the latest instance in which a GOP lawmaker has chosen to compare measures intended to quell a public health emergency to Nazi practices that culminated in the genocide of millions of Jews.

Rep. Warren Davidson, Ohio, made the comparison while responding to Mayor Muriel Bowser’s, D, reminder on Twitter that, beginning Saturday, patrons will need to show proof of coronavirus vaccination to enter restaurants, bars, theaters or other places where people congregate indoors. Religious and medical exemptions are allowed.

Davidson tweeted, “This has been done before. #DoNotComply,” and included a Nazi-era identifying document emblazoned with a swastika.

“Let’s recall that the Nazis dehumanized Jewish people before segregating them, segregated them before imprisoning them, imprisoned them before enslaving them, and enslaved them before massacring them,” Davidson wrote. He linked to a post in which an unvaccinated person who died of covid-19 was mocked and added, “Dehumanizing and segregation are underway – and wrong.”... Read More: Washington Post