Kansas Republican leaders condemn comparisons of COVID-19 mandates and Holocaust

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The Kansas City Star

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas Republican leaders rejected comparisons of COVID-19 vaccine requirements to the Holocaust Friday after a former Kansas City, Kansas, mayoral candidate donned a yellow star to testify on the Legislature’s plans to resist federal rules. Two statements, posted to social media by Senate President Ty Masterson and Speaker of the House Ron Ryckman, come two weeks after Rep. Brenda Landwehr, a Republican, invoked the Holocaust twice while discussing COVID-19 requirements and agreeing with similar statements made by a Wichita union leader. The comments last month were immediately…

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