A Minnesota Republican Party official resigned after an image was posted on Facebook comparing mandates requiring residents to wear masks during the coronavirus pandemic to Jewish people being forced to wear Stars of David in Nazi Germany. Minnesota Republican Party Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan confirmed the county official’s resignation in a statement on Tuesday after initially stating that the Wabasha County Republican Party’s Facebook page had possibly been hacked. “Upon further investigation, the @mngop learned the Wabasha County FB page was not hacked last night, as believed by the Wabasha Chair,” Carnahan said in a statement. “The offensive picture was unfortunately posted by a board member who has resigned effective immediately at the party’s request.” Carnahan wrote that the Wabasha County Board and the Minnesota GOP apologize for the “disappointing” post. “We are saddened by the vitriolic post and hope as we move forward that Republicans and Democrats alike will maintain the highest level of integrity, respect, and sensitivity,” she wrote.

via msn: Minnesota GOP official who posted image linking mask wearing to Nazi Germany resigns