A Kentucky lawmaker tweeted a meme comparing Dr. Anthony Fauci to Jonestown massacre leader Jim Jones — and later defended the move by saying, “We can’t be led by fear.”
State Rep. Regina Huff, a Republican from Williamsburg who chairs Kentucky’s House Education Committee, tweeted a meme early Tuesday showing the nation’s top infectious disease next to Jones — whose 909 followers downed poisoned Kool-Aid in a mass murder-suicide at his compound in Guyana in 1978.
“I persuaded over 900 people to drink my Koolaid,” read a caption beneath a photo of Jones.
“Amateur,” text beneath Fauci’s photo read.
“Some will cavil, they will not be able to help themselves,” Huff wrote alongside the meme, which she later deleted.
But a reporter for the Louisville Courier-Journal spotted the image before Huff took it down, noting that the meme appeared to “compare vaccination efforts against COVID-19” to the Jonestown massacre.
In a second tweet that was also deleted, Huff said