Kentucky Republican Congressman Thomas Massie though he’d found the perfect quote he could use to attack Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, so he fired off this tweet on Sunday afternoon:

Problem is, the quote didn’t come from Voltaire. It belongs to Kevin Alfred Strom, a neo-Nazi who was convicted on charges of possessing child porn back in 2008, according to HuffPost:

USA Today fact-checked the quote after it went viral last spring. At the time, Strom called it “kind of flattering.”

As you might expect, this isn’t the first time a Republican has deliberately allied himself with white supremacists and the neo-Nazi cause:

  • Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) has been linked to members of the white supremacy movement on numerous occasions
  • Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has spouted anti-Semitic rhetoric and suggested that lasers controlled by Jews started fires in California

Massie was also called out on social media:

Here’s a quote that actually came from Voltaire, and it applies to almost every member of today’s GOP:

“Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.”

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