Jewish, Non-Jewish Constituents Send Boebert Letter Calling for Apology for “Needle Nazis” Tweet

Jewish, Non-Jewish Constituents Send Boebert Letter Calling for Apology for “Needle Nazis” Tweet

Congresswoman Under Fire for Tweet Likening Health Workers to “Nazis”

Denver, CO – Congresswoman Lauren Boebert continues to remain silent in the face of national and local Jewish organizations calling her out for “trivializing the Holocaust”. Even after the official Twitter account for the Auschwitz Memorial called out her tweet likening COVID-19 vaccine outreach workers to “Needle Nazis”, the Congresswoman has issued no response.

Noting that one of the counties in Congressional District 3 is a leading hotspot of the contagious Delta variant of COVID-19, numerous Jewish and non-Jewish constituents of Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District released a letter today calling on Congresswoman Lauren Boebert to both apologize and retract her “Needle Nazis” comment.

“Let us be clear: trivializing the Holocaust to score cheap political points is insulting to the memory of those who were murdered, and that is what your statement calling public health workers “Needle Nazis” has done. It is insulting to Jewish people who live here in the United States, who live in Israel, and who live abroad as we combat anti-Semitisim and anti-Jewish sentiment globally.” 

Signers of the letter also include Jewish elected officials from outside of the 3rd Congressional District. The letter can be read here, and physical copies of this letter have been mailed to Congresswoman Boebert’s offices by the Colorado Democratic Party on behalf of the undersigned constituents.

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