May 16, 2022

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A Congress member apologized on Thursday after being criticized for comparing the Holocaust to coronavirus regulations.

After Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that starting on Saturday, proof of at least one vaccination is required to enter D.C.’s indoor food and drink establishments for those 12 and older, Rep. Warren Davidson (R-Ohio) made a series of tweets comparing the rules to laws in Nazi Germany and urging people not to comply.

“This has been done before,” tweeted Davidson, adding a picture of a Nazi-era health pass. “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.”