After creating a stir with her recent comment wherein she compared the mask mandate to the House of Horrors during the Holocaust, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene apologized on Monday for hurting Jewish sentiments.
Three weeks after a conservative podcast where she spoke about the COVID-19 safety requirements adopted by Democrats, Greene compared the mask policy to “a time and history where people were told to wear a gold star.” She said they were “put in trains and taken to gas chambers in Nazi Germany. This is exactly the type of abuse that Nancy Pelosi is talking about.”
Realizing her heavily antisemitic undertone, on Monday, Greene issued an apology to reporters outside the Capitol, saying, “I’m truly sorry for offending people with remarks about the Holocaust. There’s no comparison and there never ever will be.”
Claiming that she visited a Holocaust museum recently, she added that “Anti-Semitism is true hate. And I saw that today at the Holocaust Museum.” She also told reporters that when she was 19, she visited the site of the Auschwitz concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland. “It isn’t like I learned about it today,” she said of the Holocaust, in which 6 million Jews and huge numbers of other people were killed. “I went today because I thought it was important,” she said, and wanted to talk about it as she apologized.