Marjorie Taylor Greene held a presser today and apologized for her remark in May comparing the mask mandate to the Holocaust:
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
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) June 14, 2021
Here’s more from the Daily Mail:
Marjorie Taylor Greene on Monday apologized for likening mask mandates to the Holocaust, admitting there was ‘no comparison’ and saying she was ‘very sorry’.
The Georgia congresswoman, 47, paid a visit to the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC on Monday afternoon.
After her visit, she said she now regretted her May remarks, which draw widespread condemnation.
‘I have made a mistake,’ Greene told reporters on Monday.
‘I wanted to say that I know that words that I’ve stated were hurtful, and for that I am very sorry.’
She added: ‘The horrors of the Holocaust are something that some people don’t even believe happened, and some people deny, but there is no comparison to the Holocaust.
‘There are words that I have said and remarks that I have made that I know are offensive and for that I want to apologize.’
Greene, Politico reported, wanted to show contrition for her behavior, according to a source familiar with her thinking.
‘I always want to remind people – I’m very much a normal person,’ she said addressing a press conference near the Capitol.
‘I think it’s important for me to be transparent and honest.
‘I am blessed with amazing parents. My dad passed away in April. But I will say, he taught me some great things, and one of the best things is that if you make a mistake you should own it.
‘I have made a mistake, and it has really bothered me for a couple of weeks now, and I really want to own it.
‘This afternoon I visited the Holocaust Museum. There is nothing that compared to it.
‘Over six million Jewish people were murdered. More than that – not just Jewish people – black people, Christians, children, people that the Nazis didn’t believe were good enough or perfect enough.
‘The horrors of the Holocaust is something that some people do not even believe happened. Some people deny it. But there is no comparison to the Holocaust.
‘There are words that I have said that are offensive, and I want to apologize.
‘I am just fine, and very glad to be able to do that. I believe that if we are going to lead, we need to do it in a way where, if we have messed up, it’s very important to say: we’re sorry.’
I think it was very big of her to apologize and a sign that she wants to be a responsible Congresswoman. Hopefully all of her critics will accept this, because otherwise she’s a great congresswoman and really deserves her committee assignments back.
Now if we could only get the unapologetic Ilhan Omar to renounce her own anti-Semitism or get her committee assignments stripped….but I won’t hold my breath. Dems only love attacking Republicans and circling the wagons around their own.