April 20, 2020

Idaho state Rep. compares coronavirus shutdown to the Holocaust

Heather Scott  (Facebook)
Boise, ID – Idaho state Rep. Heather Scott has suggested workers deemed “nonessential” during the COVID-19 pandemic are being treated like Jews during the Holocaust.

Scott, a Republican whose district includes Bonner County, compared Gov. Brad Little’s shutdown orders to Nazi Germany during a recent hourlong Zoom interview with Jess Fields, a Houston-based podcast host, that was posted online. She referred to the governor as “Little Hitler” and questioned his authority to decide who can and can’t continue working during the pandemic.


“I mean, that’s no different than Nazi Germany, where you had government telling people, ‘You are an essential worker or a nonessential worker,’ and the nonessential workers got put on a train,” Scott said.