Soup Nazis? Marjorie Taylor Greene calls out Pelosi’s ‘gazpacho police’ in a gaffe best served cold
It’s becoming clearer by the day that Marjorie Taylor Greene learned nothing from her obligatory visit to the U.S. Holocaust Museum in D.C., made after she likened the Holocaust to mask mandates – but she may have picked up a soup recipe there.
In an interview Tuesday night, Greene was heard comparing Nazis and Nancy Pelosi. Her remarks here somehow managed to sound worse by sounding better, as the Georgia Republican claimed she and her colleagues were being spied on by the speaker’s “gazpacho police.”
Just to clear things up, @RepMTG
Gazpacho: a vegetable-based Spanish cold soup
Gestapo: Nazi Germany’s secret police pic.twitter.com/T9q76r706G
— The Republican Accountability Project (@AccountableGOP) February 9, 2022
Now, we could say that this is a particularly embarrassing slip of the tongue re: soup nazis, but given the fact that Greene has also repeatedly referred to yellow stars Jews were forced to wear as “gold stars” and admitted she didn’t know the Rothschilds were Jewish, perhaps we can just assume that she was a poor social studies student.
But, then, the case could be made that even if she didn’t say the name of a chilled Spanish soup when she meant to refer to the Nazi secret police, her regular comparisons between the conditions of the Third Reich and CDC-recommended health measures bespeak, at best, a shoddy understanding of world history.
Giving Greene the benefit of the doubt, she could also have meant what she said. Perhaps Pelosi has some strict, militantly-observed hot-soup only policy for members of Congress. Considering the press goes crazy talking about the Senate candy desk and that time Amy Klobuchar allegedly ate salad with a comb, it seems unlikely that this idiosyncratic food rule would go unreported.
While we don’t know the full extent of Greene’s ignorance from soup to nuts (or Nazis), it’s fun to imagine what other malaprops she came up with. Did she once refer to Pol Pot as “Hot Pot?” Has she ever called the gulag (said correctly in her interview yesterday) a “goulash?” Was Mussolini muffuletta and the KGB TCBY? Surely she’d be thoroughly confused that Nazi camps were called lagers.
The mind reels. But, if this newest bit of blooper fodder has made you hungry, we do have a solid gazpacho recipe. It’s made with heirloom tomatoes, and, unlike the Nazi police, will have no effect on your retention of family heirlooms.
Just remember, it’s a cold summer soup – so don’t overdo it with your space laser.