Scott Jensen Compares COVID Public Health Policies to Hitler’s Rise to Power
New reporting is exposing how, at a campaign event in April, GOP nominee for governor Scott Jensen compared public health policies during COVID-19 to the Nazi’s rise to power.
Speaking at an event hosted by a COVID-19 conspiracy group, Jensen suggested that Minnesota’s public health policies were a repeat of Nazism.
Jensen said, “If you look at the 1930’s and you look at it carefully, we could see something’s happening. Little things that people chose to push aside. ‘It’s going to be okay.’ And then the little things grew into something bigger. Then there was a night called Kristallnacht. The night of the breaking glass.”
Jensen’s comments equating Nazi Germany to COVID-19 policies add to a long string of offensive and extreme remarks by Jensen and his running mate. Jensen said he’d ban abortion even in cases of rape and incest because “you don’t necessarily have the chance to prove that.” His running mate compared abortion to slavery, and is also already spreading conspiracy theories that the 2022 election will be stolen.
“Making comparisons to the atrocities committed under Nazis is extremely harmful and totally unacceptable — Scott Jensen should know better,” said DGA Senior Communications Advisor Christina Amestoy. “These comments cement a pattern of dangerous, offensive, and extreme remarks from Jensen’s campaign. His rhetoric is hateful, un-American, and completely wrong for Minnesota.”