Trump ally compared Nancy Pelosi to cold soup instead of Nazi Gestapo

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video

Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene has cooked up controversy in Washington DC once again.

While trying to compare Democrats and their policies to Nazi Germany, the far-right Republican confused gazpacho — the cold Spanish soup — with the Nazi-era secret police known as the Gestapo.

Greene made the commentary during an interview on the rightwing One America News Network television channel. While on the show, she suggested that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was using Capitol Police officers as ‘pawns’ and ordering them to snoop through lawmaker’s offices.

‘Not only do we have the DC jail which is the DC gulag, but now we have Nancy Pelosi’s gazpacho police spying on members of Congress, spying on the legislative work that we do, spying on our staff and spying on American citizens,’ she said.

The far-right republican confused the Nazi-era police with a Spanish cold soup (Pictures: Rex / @AccountableGOP)

Gazpacho is a cold, vegetable soup that originated from Spain.

Greene has a long history of attempting to compare Democrats and their policies to Nazis. Last year she drew outrage when comparing Covid-19 vaccine passports and mask mandates to the yellow stars Jewish people were forced to wear in Nazi Germany.

Weeks after she was sworn into office, Greene was stripped of committee assignments in a bipartisan vote after news outlets revealed a trove of questionable social media posts in which Greene questioned whether the September 11 terrorist attacks happened and claimed Democrats staged school shootings.

She is so well known for spreading conspiracy theories that she’s even been sanctioned by Congress and Twitter for controversial commentary.

Greene’s gaffe sparked thousands of jokes across social media, many invoking Seinfeld’s ‘Soup Nazi’ joke. Many of her more liberal critics of her were also quick to hop on the bandwagon and make a joke at her expense of her.

New York Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is frequently targeted by Greene, tweeted in response: ‘At least she leads by example. She clearly banned all books from her house de ella years ago, ‘referencing the ongoing conservative push to ban sexually explicit and racially charged books from schools.

California Democrat Eric Swalwell said ‘Twitter is undefeated’ alongside a photoshopped picture of Pelosi, altered to show her holding a wooden spoon next to a bowl of gazpacho.

Pelosi has yet to comment publicly on the mix-up of ‘gazpacho’ and ‘Gestapo’ but on Wednesday she told reporters: ‘I have no power over the Capitol Police. Does anybody not know that?’

While Pelosi may be taking the high road, Greene appeared to address her mix-up Wednesday night when she tweeted‘No soup for those who illegally spy on Members of Congress, but they will be thrown in the goulash.’

Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at webnews@metro.co.uk.

For more stories like this, check our news page.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *