MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace left the Republican party after the rise of former President Donald Trump, eventually becoming one of the party's foremost critics just two presidential election cycles after working on prominent Republican campaigns.
Greene—a prominent conspiracy theorist—repeatedly compared pandemic precautions to the Holocaust.
On the Christian Broadcasting Network this past Friday, Greene said of unvaccinated lawmakers being told to wear masks in the Capitol:
"You know, we can look back at a time in history where people were told to wear a gold star, and they were definitely treated like 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."
She only doubled down on Twitter this past Tuesday.
Vaccinated employees get a vaccination logo just like the Nazi’s forced Jewish people to wear a gold star. Vaccin… https://t.co/9XA7Tqdp0K— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸) 1621941729.0
It wasn't until the third or fourth time Greene made the comparison that McCarthy, who's largely capitulated to Greene's belligerent antics in Congress, issued a rare rebuke.
Marjorie is wrong, and her intentional decision to compare the horrors of the Holocaust with wearing masks is appal… https://t.co/99xV9y0J1v— Kevin McCarthy (@Kevin McCarthy) 1621951536.0
McCarthy's tweet linked to a lengthy statement, but Wallace was so over it.
“I’m not going to read the rest of this. Blah blah blah. It came five days late. That’s all you need to know” https://t.co/EME1I1mv3S— Acyn (@Acyn) 1621974835.0
Wallace tried to read the statement short, but couldn't bring herself to finish, saying:
"I'm not going to read the rest of this. Blah, blah blah. It came five days late. That's all you need to know."
People shared her exasperation.
. Translation: It took Kevin five whole days to figure out this is bad. https://t.co/sKUqkhd0Qn— 🌊🌊🌊 Burls 🌊🌊🌊 (@🌊🌊🌊 Burls 🌊🌊🌊) 1621993941.0
Words. This is all we get! There are NO consequences for egregious actions on that side of the aisle. https://t.co/LTitKkSqcg— YouTwitFace 🌊💙😷✌🇺🇸☮ (@YouTwitFace 🌊💙😷✌🇺🇸☮) 1621989542.0
Words are meaningless unless you put them into action..he won't .. He will just give us more meaningless words and… https://t.co/iTy45bDXtz— Themftruth (@Themftruth) 1621983716.0
They praised Wallace for not putting up with it.
This is why I love @NicolleDWallace https://t.co/BS8Lc8PmCc— Lisa Wetzelberger (@Lisa Wetzelberger) 1621988547.0
Nicole Wallace for the win. ❤️ https://t.co/yfEUPzgxz6— Roshan Rinaldi (@Roshan Rinaldi) 1621977738.0
I love when she dismisses the foolery this way. Not. Worth. Reading. https://t.co/dyowOVnZB8— Maureen (@Maureen) 1621976427.0
Nicolle - Excellent Reporting. The only appropriate response IMO. 👍🏼 https://t.co/Q3N8lkB605— Cindy Curry 🇺🇸 (@Cindy Curry 🇺🇸) 1621975091.0
It's unclear whether McCarthy will take concrete action to expel Greene from Congress or otherwise sanction her, now that she's amplified tweets referring to him with expletives.