Who is Warren Davidson? US Rep. apologizes for comparing vaccine passports to Nazi IDs
Ohio Republican Warren Davidson has issued an apology for comparing vaccine passports to Nazi ID cards. The apology comes after he was slammed by the Auschwitz Museum. "For my Jewish friends, and all others, my sincere apologies," Davidson wrote attaching a longer statement.
""History doesn't repeat itself, but it often rhymes." - Mark Twain. I had hoped to point that out," the statement reads. "Bad things happen when governments dehumanize people. Sometimes, there is a next step - to systematically segregate them. Unfortunately, any reference to how the Nazis actually did that prevents a focus on anything other than the Holocaust," it further reads. "I appreciate my Jewish friends who have explained their perspectives and feel horrible that I have offended anyone. My sincere apologies," it added.
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For my Jewish friends, and all others, my sincere apologies. pic.twitter.com/gyZm1onCOb— Warren Davidson (@WarrenDavidson) January 13, 2022
Who is Warren Davidson?
Warren Davidson is an American politician and former military officer. He has been serving as the US representative for Ohio's 8th congressional district since 2016. He was earlier an officer in United States Army special operations and led his family's manufacturing business. Davidson is a member of the Republican Party.
Davidson, who was born and raised in Sidney, Ohio, graduated from Sidney High School in 1988. He met his wife Kisa in 1992 and the two married in 1995. The pair share two children.
Davidson founded the Sound Money Caucus in July 2020 which focused on maintaining financial stability and Dollar hegemony. The congressman serves as its chair. He is also strongly anti-abortion except when it is needed to save the mother's life. Back in 2020, Davidson and Senator Mike Braun co-wrote a letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and urged that he ask the IRS to avoid treating premiums for health insurance that covers abortions as medical care. They wrote, "In all but the most extreme circumstances, abortion is an elective procedure."
Auschwitz Museum blasts Davidson
The Auschwitz Museum blasted Davidson for 'exploiting the tragedy' of the Holocaust after he compared the Covid vaccination to Nazi identification cards. "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," Davidson had written after retweeting DC Mayor Muriel Bowser's post reminding people about the vaccine passport requirements that are upcoming.
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.— Warren Davidson (@WarrenDavidson) January 12, 2022
Slamming the congressman for his comments, Auschwitz Memorial wrote on Twitter, "Exploiting of the tragedy of all people who between 1933-45 suffered, were humiliated, tortured & murdered by the totalitarian regime of Nazi Germany to argue against vaccination that saves human lives is a sad symptom of moral and intellectual decay."
Exploiting of the tragedy of all people who between 1933-45 suffered, were humiliated, tortured & murdered by the totalitarian regime of Nazi Germany in a debate about vaccines & covid limitations in the time of global pandemic is a sad symptom of moral and intellectual decay.— Auschwitz Memorial (@AuschwitzMuseum) January 12, 2022