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Chef José Andrés Hilariously Mocks MTG for Confusing 'Gazpacho' With 'Gestapo' in Attempt to Burn Pelosi
Far-right Congresswoman and prominent conspiracy theorist Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia has repeatedly generated controversy with her promotion of deranged fantasies regarding everything from school shootings to devastating wildfires in California.
Greene has been relentless in her smear campaign against lifesaving COVID-19 vaccines, which have proven safe and effective at minimizing the spread and severity of a virus that's killed more than 900 thousand Americans.
Multiple times, Greene has likened efforts to increase vaccinations to atrocities committed by the Nazi party. She's compared door-to-door vaccine information liaisons to Nazi secret police. She also likened mask mandates imposed on House members to the Holocaust.
In comments to right-wing disinformation outlet One America News, Greene responded to claims that Capitol Police are surveilling members of Congress, once again attempted to invoke Nazi imagery.
“Nancy Pelosi’s gazpacho police” lmaooooooo pic.twitter.com/uJNaF1eYDQ
— Dylan Park (@dyllyp) February 9, 2022
"Not only do we have the D.C. jail, which is the D.C. gulag, but now we have Nancy Pelosi's gazpacho police spying on members of Congress, spying on the legislative work that we do, spying on our staff, and spying on American citizens that want to come talk to their representatives."
Greene meant to say "gestapo"—the Nazi secret police—but instead railed against Pelosi's "gazpacho," a cold vegetable soup.
Chef and humanitarian José Andrés, whose home country of Spain is where gazpacho originated, soon began mocking the congresswoman's slip of the tongue.
Dear @RepMTG the Gazpacho police was created by me in 1993 to make sure that no one will add Tabasco or jalalpeño or strange things to my beloved soup! Please don’t blame anybody else but me…stop by for a glass anytime. Don’t forget your mask and vaccination card!😜 https://t.co/srhSZXWv6L
— José Andrés (@chefjoseandres) February 9, 2022
Social media users applauded the response.
If you didn't already love Jose Andres.
And if you ever need a good cause for donations, consider Jose's @WCKitchen https://t.co/YSaqzQr2GX
— Janice Hough (@leftcoastbabe) February 10, 2022
My life is complete now. https://t.co/uxwJMoluzH
— edgarallanwhoa 🐝🍷✈️ (@edgarallanwhoa) February 10, 2022
But Chef Andrés was far from the only one to skewer Greene's diatribe.
I just signed on to @RepMTG’s Hibiscus Corpus motion on behalf of January 6 inmates.
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) February 9, 2022
At least she leads by example. She clearly banned all books from her house years ago https://t.co/SGMheBuFzn
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 9, 2022
Too bad MTG doesn't know the difference between soup and deadly police - or patriots and insurrectionists or much else. https://t.co/njc6zLZKCh
— Jill Wine-Banks (@JillWineBanks) February 10, 2022
So… would the Gazpacho Police be in charge of ensuring the chilled soup’s deliciousness or serve some other function? https://t.co/AyetAobXhp
— Joy-Ann (Pro-Democracy) Reid 😷 (@JoyAnnReid) February 10, 2022
Lost in the hilarity of how stupendously dumb this lady is was the fact that she’s actually comparing Capitol Police to some of Hitler’s most vicious thugs. https://t.co/1N8z21DWlN
— Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) February 10, 2022
"Soup Nazi" soon began trending on Twitter after Greene's embarrassing comments.