The New York Post reports:
A Washington state lawmaker apologized Thursday after he wore a yellow Star of David at an event to make a statement against COVID restrictions.
“This gesture went too far,” state Rep. Jim Walsh, a Republican, said during a radio interview with host Jason Rantz. “It was inappropriate and offensive and I’m terribly sorry that it happened and that I was a part of it.”
Walsh’s apology was a turnaround from earlier in the week, when he defended wearing the star. He engaged with critics on Facebook, where video of the speech was posted. “It’s an echo from history,” Walsh commented on Saturday. “In the current context, we’re all Jews.”
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