Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) says she made a mistake when she compared mask mandates in the House to the Holocaust.
Speaking to reporters on Monday, she said, “I have made a mistake and it’s really bothered me for a couple weeks.”
She went on to say she visited the Holocaust Museum and that there is “nothing comparable” to the Holocaust.
“I wanted to say that I know that words that I’ve stated were hurtful and for that I am very sorry,” she added.
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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene apologizes for making COVID Holocaust comparisons:
“I’m a normal person … I have made a mistake. It's really bothered me for a couple weeks now. I definitely want to own it.”pic.twitter.com/f81uaZlRCX
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) June 14, 2021
Greene’s apology comes weeks after she came under fire for comparing the mask mandate for lawmakers in the House to the Holocaust.
During an interview on Real America’s Voice in May, she said, “You know, we can look back at a time in history when 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,” she added.
She later claimed, “I never compared it to the Holocaust, only the discrimination against Jews in early Nazi years. Stop feeding into the left wing media attacks on me.”
Her comments drew condemnation from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) who said in a statement, “Marjorie is wrong, and her intentional decision to compare the horrors of the Holocaust with wearing masks is appalling. The Holocaust is the greatest atrocity committed in history. The fact that this needs to be stated today is deeply troubling.”
“At a time when the Jewish people face increased violence and threats, anti-Semitism is on the rise in the Democrat Party and is completely ignored by Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Americans must stand together to defeat anti-Semitism and any attempt to diminish the history of the Holocaust.” he continued. “Let me be clear: the House Republican Conference condemns this language.”
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