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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) attends the 'Save America' rally in Wellington, Ohio on June 26, 2021. Photo: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) used a Nazi-era comparison on Tuesday in a tweet about the Biden administration's coronavirus vaccine push, calling the individuals leading vaccinations efforts "medical brown shirts."

Why it matters: Greene's comment comes weeks after she visited the Holocaust Museum and apologized for comparing coronavirus face-mask policies to the Nazi practice of labeling Jews with Star of David badges.

Driving the news: Members of the paramilitary organization that assisted Hitler and the Nazi Party gain power were called "brownshirts."

  • Greene's remarks on Twitter were in response to a speech Tuesday during which President Biden said, "Now we need to go community-by-community, neighborhood-by-neighborhood, and oft times door-to-door — literally knocking on doors — to get help to the remaining people protected from the virus."

The offices of Greene and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) did not respond to a request for comment from the Washington Post.

What she's saying: “Biden pushing a vaccine that is NOT FDA approved shows covid is a political tool used to control people,” Greene tweeted Tuesday. “People have a choice, they don’t need your medical brown shirts showing up at their door ordering vaccinations. You can’t force people to be part of the human experiment.”

  • Of note: All three coronavirus vaccines being distributed in the U.S. were approved under the Food and Drug Administration’s emergency use authorization last winter.

Go deeper: GOP leaders condemn Greene's Holocaust comments, but accuse Democrats of antisemitism

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GOP governors, RNC threaten legal action over Biden's vaccine mandate

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp. Photo: Austin McAfee/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

A number of Republican governors and the Republican National Committee vowed to take the Biden administration to court over the president's plan to mandate COVID-19 vaccination or testing for more than 80 million private-sector employees.

Driving the news: The new rule is part of a six-pronged plan by the administration to ramp up efforts to combat the nation's latest surge in virus cases and hospitalizations due to the Delta variant.

Ina Fried, author of Login
2 hours ago - Technology

Intel CEO sees making own chips as a matter of national security

Pat Gelsinger. Photo: Axios on HBO

Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger is putting the pressure on the U.S. government to help subsidize chip manufacturing, insisting the current reliance on plants in Taiwan and Korea as "geopolitically unstable."

Why it matters: There is bipartisan support for funding the domestic semiconductor industry, but Congress has yet to sign the check. The Senate has passed the CHIPS Act that includes $52 billion in semiconductor investment, but it has yet to pass the House.

Updated 2 hours ago - World

17 U.S. and Canadian missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

Haitian soldiers guard the public prosecutor's office in Port-au-Prince this month. Photo: Richard Pierrin/AFP via Getty Images

Children are among a group of 17 missionaries kidnapped in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, per a statement from Christian Aid Ministries Sunday.

The latest: "The group of 16 U.S citizens and one Canadian citizen includes five men, seven women, and five children," the Ohio-based group said. Haitian police inspector Frantz Champagne on Sunday identified the 400 Mawozo gang as the group responsible, in a statement to AP.