Freshman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene paid a visit to the Holocaust museum on Monday in a bid to defuse the controversy over her comments comparing vaccine and mask requirements to Nazi Germany. The Georgia Republican — who has faced backlash from both parties for her inflammatory remarks — wanted to show contrition for her behavior, according to a source familiar with her thinking.
It’s a notable shift in tone from her initial response to criticism, when Greene refused to back down and tweeted that “Vaccinated employees get a vaccination logo just like the Nazi’s forced Jewish people to wear a gold star.” Greene’s museum visit comes as one Jewish House Democrat, Illinois Rep. Brad Schneider, prepares to introduce a censure resolution condemning Greene’s latest comments on the Holocaust.
The Hill reports:
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) on Monday apologized for comparing COVID-19 vaccine and mask rules to the Holocaust, declaring that “there is no comparison” between the safety measures and the genocide of six million Jews during World War II.
“I have made a mistake,” Greene told reporters. “I wanted to say that I know that words that I’ve stated were hurtful and for that I am very sorry.” Greene previously doubled down on her comments last month comparing COVID-19 safety measures to Jews being singled out by the Nazis.
Marjorie Taylor Greene: “I have made a mistake… this afternoon I visited the Holocaust Museum. The Holocaust is- there’s nothing comparable to it.” pic.twitter.com/skrF6YyC3u
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