Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) owns stock in three different major COVID-19 vaccine makers, despite claiming to be unvaccinated herself, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reported Friday, citing financial disclosures the congresswoman submitted on August 13.
The Republican congresswoman reportedly owns stock in Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Johnson&Johnson, all of which make COVID-19 vaccines, and has made income ranging between $201-$1,000 in the stock from each company. Her Pfizer and Johnson&Johnson assets are valued between $15,001 and $50,000 each and AstraZeneca assets are valued between $1,001 and $15,000, according to the Times Free Press.
Attention was first drawn to this by Georgia entrepreneur Jennifer Strahan, who plans to run against Greene in the Republican primary in October.
For those of you wondering, the correct answer is D! Our current representative rails against the vaccine, but owns stock in 3 of the 4 major vaccine manufacturers. https://t.co/Zrxv39k3JQ— Jennifer Strahan for Congress (@StrahanJennifer) December 18, 2021
Strahan is running on a platform of "bringing competent leadership back" to Georgia's 14th congressional district.
I’m Jennifer Strahan, and I am running to unseat Marjorie Taylor Greene in the Republican primary. It is time to bring competent leadership back to GA-14. pic.twitter.com/xcCFH34UaH— Jennifer Strahan for Congress (@StrahanJennifer) November 23, 2021
This ownership of stock in vaccine companies comes despite the GOP congresswoman's statement in November that she has not been vaccinated against COVID-19, as reported by CNN, and her status as one of the most vocal opponents of vaccine mandates - something she has compared to the policies of Nazi Germany during the Holocaust on multiple occasions.
“They’re ruining our country, these vaccine Nazis,” she recently said in an interview on Steve Banon's podcast.
“I’m sorry. I know I’m using the word Nazi and everybody gets mad when I say it, but that’s exactly what they are.”
In May, she compared a mask mandate for unvaccinated members of Congress to forcing Jews to wear yellow stars in Nazi Germany.
“This woman is mentally ill,” Greene said at the time, referring to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “You know, we can look back at a time in history where people were told to wear a gold star. And they were definitely treated like second-class citizens, so much so that they were put in trains and taken to gas chambers in Nazi Germany. And this is exactly the type of abuse that Nancy Pelosi is talking about.”
Speaking to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Greene's spokesperson Nick Dyer explained that: “Congresswoman Greene does not handle her investments. She has a third-party financial advisor who handles all her investments.”
Shira Hanau/JTA contributed to this report.