Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, a staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump (2017-2021), got confused Wednesday when she accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, of having a “gazpacho police” in her service, when she meant to refer to the Gestapo.
Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, confuses Gestapo with gazpacho
“Nancy Pelosi has a gazpacho police that spies on members of Congress, spies on our legislative work, spies on our staff and spies on citizens who come to talk to us,” the Georgia representative complained during an interview on a platform that supports Trump.
After equivocating in his attempted comparison with the secret police of Nazi Germany, Taylor Greene continued without rectifying his speech and concluded by calling for the “end” of the current administration of President Joe Biden.
When the congresswoman’s gaffe went viral, Spanish-American chef José Andrés joked on Twitter that he himself created the “gazpacho police” in 1993 so that “nobody would put tabasco, jalapeños or weird stuff” in gazpacho, a traditional Spanish cold soup.
This is not the first time Taylor Greene has referred to Nazism, as last year she generated controversy by comparing sanitary measures such as the use of masks on Capitol Hill to the horrors of the Holocaust.
Linked to the QAnon conspiracy movement, she also clashed with Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez when she addressed the Democrat, accusing her of having “radical socialist” beliefs and supporting “terrorists.”