LA Rep. McCormick compares ‘mask mandates’ to Jews during Holocaust

Says the U.S. Constitution is being “shredded”

Kenny Kuhn
July 08, 2020 - 7:41 am

Louisiana Republican Rep. Danny McCormick pushed back against mask mandates in a video posted to his Facebook page on Tuesday.

In the video the lawmaker says people who refuse to wear a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic are being treated like Jews in Nazi Germany during the Holocaust.

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“People who don’t wear masks will soon be painted as the enemy just as they did to Jews in Nazi Germany.  Now is the time to push back before it’s too late.  We can preserve America.”

McCormick’s video comes after Shreveport mayor Adrian Perkins issued a mandatory mask order. McCormick says that is an assault on liberty.

He visually demonstrates what the mandate means by shredding a mask with a chainsaw saying, “The Constitution is being shredded before our very eyes.”

In an interview with USA TODAY Network, McCormick says, “It a tremendous response. The liberty message is strong. It’s amazing more politicians don’t take on the liberty movement because it’s so popular.”

In his video McCormick says mask mandates could be a precursor to the U.S. government requiring people to “take the mark," another reference to Jews in Nazi Germany.

"Your body is your private property. If the government has the power to force you to wear a mask, they can force you to stick a needle in your arm against your will. They can put a microchip in you. They can even make you take the mark. After all, it's for the greater good,” he said in the video.

He concludes his message in the video by saying “Masks aren’t bad, Mandates are.”

Shreveport is the latest city in Louisiana to mandate wearing a mask in public places. New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell was one of the first in Region 1 to mandate masks. In June, all of Jefferson Parish now mandates people wear masks when in public other parishes in the state are following the trend as well.

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