A Kansas county Republican Party chairman and newspaper proprietor has apologised after his publication posted a cartoon on its Facebook page likening a state face-covering mandate to the Holocaust.
The cartoon, published on the newspaper’s Facebook page on Friday, depicted Gov. Laura Kelly, a Democrat, wearing a protective mask with a Star of David emblazoned on it.
In the background, people are being directed into rail cars alongside the caption “Lockdown Laura says: Put on your mask … and step onto the cattle car.”
After criticism, Dane Hicks, the owner and publisher of The Anderson County Review, posted a statement on Facebook on Sunday announcing that he was removing the cartoon.
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