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Wabasha County GOP official resigns over post about masks and Nazis

Wabasha County GOP official resigns over post about masks and Nazis

Created: July 28, 2020 03:57 PM

WABASHA, Minn. (AP) - A county Republican board member in southern Minnesota has resigned after posting on Facebook an image that compares the state's mask mandate to Jewish people wearing a star in concentration camps.

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The Wabasha County GOP initially said its Facebook page apparently had been hacked. But Minnesota Republican Party Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan said Tuesday that the picture was posted by a Wabasha County GOP board member, who has since resigned at the party's request.

Carnahan apologized for "this disappointing post.”

The image showed a Nazi officer telling a prisoner of war to wear the Star of David during the Holocaust and comparing that to the statewide COVID-19 mask requirement imposed by Democratic Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz.

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