Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Monday apologized for her “offensive” comments comparing mask mandates to the Holocaust after visiting the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.
“There are words that I have said, remarks that I’ve made that I know are offensive, and for that I’d like to apologize,” the Georgia Republican said Monday, adding that she had taken a lesson from her father, who died in April, about owning up to mistakes.
“So I should own it,” she said. “I made a mistake.” The apology was offered weeks after Greene compared House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to continue requiring members of the House to wear masks on the chamber floor to steps the Nazis took to control the Jewish population during the Holocaust.
“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,” Greene had said during a May interview on a conservative podcast. “And this is exactly the type of abuse that Nancy Pelosi is talking about” [CNN].
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