Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene apologized on Monday for remarks concerning the Holocaust and instructed reporters she visited the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
The Georgia Republican, who confronted backlash for comparing COVID-19 security measures to the celebrities Jews had been compelled to put on to establish themselves in Nazi-occupied Europe, stated she “made a mistake.”
“I just always want to remind everyone, I’m very much a normal person,” she stated throughout a media availability exterior the U.S. Capitol. “And I think it’s important for me to always be transparent and honest.”
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“I have made a mistake, and it’s really bothered me for a couple of weeks now. So I definitely want to own it,” she added.
Greene additionally talked about she visited the Holocaust museum, situated in Washington, D.C., noting there’s “nothing comparable” to the atrocities dedicated in opposition to the Jews in the course of the Holocaust.
“I want to say that I know that words that I’ve stated were hurtful, and for that, I am very sorry,” she added.
In a May 20 podcast look on the Christian Broadcasting Network’s The Water Cooler with David Brody, Greene responded to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s masks rules for the House ground.
“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 stated. “And this is exactly the type of abuse that Nancy Pelosi is talking about.”
In response to a narrative a couple of Tennessee grocery retailer, Greene tweeted on May 25, “Vaccinated employees get a vaccination logo just like the Nazi’s forced Jewish people to wear a gold star.” In a separate tweet, she known as the University of Virginia’s choice to require its college students to get vaccinated to attend in-person lessons “Nazi practices.”
The apology from Greene adopted rebukes from her Republican colleagues over the feedback.
“Marjorie is wrong, and her intentional decision to compare the horrors of the Holocaust with wearing masks is appalling,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy stated in a May 25 tweet. “Let me be clear: the House Republican Conference condemns this language.”
“Over the past few weeks, we have seen Jewish Americans be attacked in our streets, and we’ve seen it on video, we’ve seen the reports, and these are things that should never happen to any American for their religion or identity,” Greene additionally stated on Monday.
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However, Greene famous she nonetheless disagreed with necessary mask-wearing and vaccinations.
“I believe that forced masks, forced vaccines, or vaccine passports are a type of discrimination, and I’m very much against that type of discrimination. What I would like to say is, I’m removing that statement completely away from what I had said before,” she stated. “I just want to say there is no comparison to the Holocaust, and there never should be, and that’s what I’m sorry for.”
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