In an angry rant delivered on Tuesday on One America News, the congresswoman from Georgia described the Washington jail housing US Capitol riot suspects as a “DC Gulag”, and denounced US House Speaker “Nancy Pelosi’s gazpacho police spying on members of Congress”.
Confusing the Third Reich’s feared resistance suppression force with Spain’s famous traditional vegetable soup served cold unleashed the internet critics.
Popular Spanish chef Jose Andres, who is known for helping popularise tapas dishes in the US and has opened multiple Washington restaurants, jumped on the bandwagon.
“Stop by for a glass anytime,” he tweeted to Greene, who opposes government-imposed Covid-19 restrictions.
Just to clear things up, @RepMTG
Gazpacho: a vegetable-based Spanish cold soup
Gestapo: Nazi Germany's secret police pic.twitter.com/T9q76r706G
— The Republican Accountability Project (@AccountableGOP) February 9, 2022
Greene’s gaffe sparked a stream of jokes online, several of which invoked a memorable “Soup Nazi” gag on the comedy show Seinfeld.
Greene is known for spreading conspiracy theories and has already been sanctioned by Congress and Twitter for her controversial comments.
She drew outrage last year when she compared vaccine passports to the yellow stars that Jews were forced to wear in Nazi Germany.
This time, however, the politician, who embraces former president Donald Trump, took things in stride and even offered up some self-mockery.
“No soup for those who illegally spy on Members of Congress, but they will be thrown in the goulash,” she tweeted.