CNN anchor John Berman called out Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-Ga.) comparison of mask mandates to the Holocaust on his CNN morning show “New Day” on Monday.
“[Your words] don’t make me uncomfortable, they make me sick,” Berman said, referring to the lawmaker.
Greene has been criticized for Friday remarks comparing Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) House floor mask policy to Jews being forced to wear gold stars in Nazi Germany.
“You know, we can look back at a time in history when 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,” Greene said.
Greene later defended those comments, stating that “any rational Jewish person doesn’t like what’s happening with overbearing mask mandates.”
Berman, who is Jewish, said Greene shouldn’t speak for Jewish people or make any Holocaust comparisons.
“I promise you that Marjorie Taylor Greene … she thinks I’m Jewish,” Berman said. “So as a rational Jewish person, let me just say to Marjorie Taylor Greene: Don’t you dare speak for me.” Berman said in response. “Not if you’re going to compare health measures or anything to the Holocaust.”