GOP congressman apologizes for comparing DC vaccine protocols to Nazi Germany
(CNN) Ohio Republican Rep. Warren Davidson apologized on Thursday for comparing Washington, DC's Covid-19 safety protocols to Nazi Germany.
"Bad things happen when governments dehumanize people," said Davidson in a tweet .
"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."
"I appreciate my Jewish friends who have explained their perspectives and feel horrible that I have offended anyone," he added.
"My sincere apologies."
Earlier this week, Washington mayor Muriel Bowser said on Twitter that adult residents and visitors will have to have proof of vaccinations, a photo ID and a mask in public.
Davidson responded with a tweet of an image of a Nazi document and wrote, "This has been done before.