Republican apologizes for likening Covid-19 curbs to Nazis' persecution of Jews

Posted on AllSides May 18th, 2020
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Antisemitic and Nazi-sympathizing comments made by a Republican state representative in Alaska, who likened Covid-19 safety measures at the state capitol to the treatment of Jewish people in Nazi Germany, brought widespread rebuke and, eventually, an apology.

Alaska’s legislature is due to return on Monday and representatives were told by email they would be asked to undergo screening as they entered the building. Those who are screened will be given a sticker to show completion. Those who refuse will not be given a sticker.

In an emailed reply to the...

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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/may/18/republican-apology-nazis-jews-covid-19-alaska

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