With stronger variants of the virus that's killed over 600 thousand Americans continuing to emerge, President Joe Biden is ramping up his administration's efforts to persuade hesitant Americans to take the vaccine and to observe health guidelines.
Meanwhile, conservatives in Congress and the media continue to liken this effort to the Nazi takeover of Europe, which resulted in the murders of millions of people.
Even after her initial comparisons to the Nazi party prompted her to visit the National Holocaust Memorial Museum and offer an apology, Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene continued to liken the effort to save lives with vaccine administration to Nazi suppression.
Now, Tomi Lahren, one of the most incendiary commentators in social media is comparing flight attendants to Nazis for enforcing mask mandates on commercial airline flights, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still advise.
Tomi Lahren calls flight attendants "Nazis of the air" for enforcing the airlines' mask mandates. https://t.co/3Zog6M1Hgq— Justin Baragona (@Justin Baragona) 1625763676.0
In a discussion about the uptick in belligerent behavior on flights, Lahren said:
"There are so many good flight attendants out there, but there are some flight attendants out there that take their job as the mask police to extreme, becoming almost Nazis of the air and it's ridiculous. It drops beneath your nose, they're constantly getting mad at you. ... There is no excuse for violence, but we need to lift the mask mandate in the air, and I have a feeling a lot of these issues will go away."
Lahren's comments were lambasted by social media users.
Ma’am, I need you to calm down. https://t.co/FueIpqeL5J— David Waldman-1, of Yorktown LLC™ (@David Waldman-1, of Yorktown LLC™) 1625765206.0
What the… that is so wrong!!! How low can someone go… https://t.co/A4nlQvDlZY— MissRoshni (@MissRoshni) 1625772841.0
People are sick of conservatives flippantly making Nazi comparisons.
Remember the time all of the Republicans were so sad because people were calling people Nazis, when they were not e… https://t.co/LJbYZ3UcoZ— Robyn Pennacchia (@Robyn Pennacchia) 1625797930.0
This is your monthly reminder that COVID safety precautions are not comparable to the systematic targeting and murd… https://t.co/1ec2Ho4LQq— Frank Luntz (@Frank Luntz) 1625780693.0
stop 👏 comparing 👏 covid 👏 regulations 👏 to 👏 Nazis 👏 and/or 👏 1940s 👏 germany. 👏 PERIOD. 👏 https://t.co/vt1qjpKrvG— Captain Jordy (@Captain Jordy) 1625777123.0
requesting compliance with federal regulations,,,,,,,,,..,., this is just like the luftwaffe https://t.co/kGh9FPHeSS— Bobby Lewis (@Bobby Lewis) 1625764621.0
Interesting how they seem to be fixated on this terminology. https://t.co/7eRm3rPu07— The Special K 🌊🌎🌈 (@The Special K 🌊🌎🌈) 1625773231.0
They just can’t stop with the Nazi comparisons https://t.co/ZDyiV4hwWu— Mehdi Hasan (@Mehdi Hasan) 1625771938.0