Ohio Republican Warren Davidson has issued a fawning apology for “insulting someone” after he was taunted by the Auschwitz Museum for comparing vaccine passports to Nazi ID cards.
Despite his active stance on vaccine passports on Twitter in recent days, the representative has apologized to his “Jewish friends.”
‘[I] I feel terrible that I have offended anyone,” Davidson, 51, wrote on Twitter on Thursday.
“To my Jewish friends, and everyone else, my sincere apologies.” The apology was attached to a longer statement in which the congressman quoted Mark Twain as appearing to defend his actions.
He wrote: ‘History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.’ – Mark Twain. That’s what I was hoping for,” he wrote on Twitter. Bad things happen when governments dehumanize people.
‘Sometimes there is a next step: separating them systematically. Unfortunately, any reference to how the Nazis actually did it prevents a focus on anything other than the Holocaust.”
Ohio Republican Warren Davidson, 51, apologized to his ‘Jewish friends’ on Thursday and offered his ‘sincere apologies’ for ‘offending someone’
Davidson was criticized by the Auschwitz memorial for comparing CDC vaccination cards and vaccine passports to Nazi ID cards
The congressman, who represents Ohio’s 8th district, also said he “values my Jewish friends.”
On Wednesday, the Republican was taunted by the Auschwitz Museum for making “exploitation of the tragedy” of the Holocaust by comparing COVID-19 vaccination cards with Nazi identification cards.
Davidson, who represents Ohio’s 8th District, compared COVID-19 vaccination cards and vaccination passports to Nazi segregation before claiming that “dehumanization and segregation are underway.”
The congressman alleged that the Nazis forced Jews to carry an identification card in order to dehumanize them before being “separated,” “imprisoned” and “slaughtered.”
“Let’s not forget that the Nazis dehumanized Jewish people before they segregated them, divorced them before they incarcerated them, incarcerated them before they were enslaved, and they enslaved them before they were slaughtered,” he said on Twitter on Wednesday after he Retweeted Mayor Muriel Bowser’s post reminding citizens of the upcoming vaccine passport requirements.
“This has been done before. #DoNotComply.’
It is not known whether the congressman has been vaccinated against the corona virus.
The museum criticized the politician for ‘exploiting’ the ‘tragedy of all people’ who were ‘suffered, humiliated, tortured and murdered’ by Nazi Germany between 1933 and 1945.
The Auschwitz Museum in Poland responded to the Ohio representative’s tweet, criticizing the politician for “exploiting the tragedy of all people” who “suffered” between 1933 and 1945.
The organization also criticized the representative, saying he had “moral and intellectual decay.”
The museum wrote scathingly: ‘Exploitation of the tragedy of all those who suffered between 1933-45 were humiliated, tortured and murdered by the totalitarian regime of Nazi Germany in a debate over vaccines [and] covid restrictions in the time of a global pandemic is a sad symptom of moral and intellectual decay.”
Ohio representative said the Nazis used these ID cards (pictured) to “separate”, “imprison” and “enslave” Jews before “slaughtering them”
The Polish organization was not alone in being offended by Davidson’s comments.
Yad Vashem, a global Holocaust research organization in Israel, also commented on Davidson’s post, “condemning the use of the Holocaust for further agendas.”
The organization wrote on Twitter: “Yad Vashem strongly condemns the use of the Holocaust for further agendas completely unrelated to the Holocaust. Manipulating the Holocaust in this way downplays the horrific atrocities that were committed and denigrates the memory of victims and survivors.”
Jon Wolfsthal — who was a former aide to Joe Biden when he was vice president and the son of a Holocaust survivor — called the congressman’s comments “hurtful” and “offensive.”
“Dear Congressman,” he wrote on Twitter. ‘My father spent 2+ years in a Nazi concentration camp. I would like to talk to you and help you understand why these comments are offensive and hurtful and why you are wrong in your comparison. Send me a DM to make an appointment if you believe in dialogue.”
Despite resistance, the politician from the district continued to make it clear that he is not against the vaccine, but rather ‘against mandates and passports’.
In a later tweet on Wednesday, Davidson posted the cliff notes of his stance on vaccines, mandates and medical passports, writing: “Cliff Notes: Opposition to Vaccine Mandates – Opposition to Vaccines – Opposition to Vaccine Passports.”
He compared the CDC vaccination card (left) and vaccine passports to the Nazi IDs (right), as several cities have moved to ban unvaccinated citizens from restaurants and indoor activities, which he claimed promotes “mass formation psychosis,” which suggests that promoting mass vaccinations and vaccine passports will force people to get vaccinated
Others also criticized Davidson, such as Yad Vashem, a global organization for Holocaust research, saying it “firmly condemns the use of the Holocaust for further agendas.”
He did make it clear that he “voted to fund the development and distribution of vaccines,” but claimed that his equation simply amounted to protecting the “freedom to choose” of Ohio residents.
Ohio has no requirement for a vaccine passport, and the Ohio House banned implementing a vaccine and a vaccine mandate.
The next day, he continued his mockery of medical passports by retweeting a post about an unvaccinated five-year-old who was not allowed into restaurants. The Republican took this opportunity to claim that “mass formation psychosis is real.”
‘Mass formation psychosis’ has been bought up before in the fight against COVID-19 and many doctors have commented on the theory. “Mass formation psychosis” is a theory that promoting messages encouraging citizens to get vaccinated against the virus will “hypnotize” them into following these rules against their will.
Anti-vaxx doctors like Robert Malone, who recently adopted the theory himself, likened it to Nazism.
“They are literally hypnotized and can be led anywhere… They will follow that person — it doesn’t matter if they lie to them or whatever, the data is irrelevant,” Malone said in the Joe Rogan report in late December. podcast.
He also stated that the “phenomenon” was responsible for the rise of Hitler, according to The Oregonian.
DailyMail.com has attempted to contact Congressman Davidson for comment.