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GOP Lawmaker Scrambles To Delete Tweets After Facing Backlash For Comparing Dr. Fauci To Cult Leader Jim Jones Who Killed 900 People



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Republican congresswoman Regina Huff, of Kentucky, is facing widespread backlash after comparing Dr. Anthony Fauci to cult leader Jim Jones, infamous for causing hundreds of deaths in a mass suicide in the ’70s.

In a since-deleted tweet, Huff, who currently serves as Kentucky’s House Education Committee chairwoman, shared a photo of Fauci and Jones next to each other with text boxes over them. The box over Jones read, “I persuaded over 900 people to drink my Koolaid,” while the box over Fauci read, “Amateur.”

“Some will cavil, they will not be able to help themselves,” Huff tweeted.

As noted by The Courier Journal, “after she deleted the tweet, Huff tweeted, “I did indeed delete the tweet because of the vulgarity within the comments,” adding that the original tweet was “representative of the efforts gearing up to mandating and controlling citizens.”

Huff continued that her tweet was not about vaccinations, but “mandates and efforts to control,” and added, “I don’t have any problem whatsoever with vaccinations. It is each individuals right to choose to vaccinate or not.”

Those tweets were also subsequently deleted, the Courier-Journal reports.

However, her effort to delete her tweets was thwarted after users were able to grab screenshots before deletion and saved them forever.

The Courier Journal noted that like much of the U.S., COVID-19 cases are steadily beginning to rise again with nine counties going into red zones Tuesday.

According to the Kentucky government’s COVID-19 vaccine dashboard, 51 percent of the state’s total population has been vaccinated as of Tuesday.

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