Jun 14, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Marjorie Taylor Greene apologizes for Holocaust comments

Marjorie Taylor Greene

Marjorie Taylor Greene. Photo: Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) apologized on Monday for her earlier comments comparing mask mandates in the House to the Holocaust.

Why it matters: Her Holocaust remarks drew widespread condemnation from lawmakers, including other Republicans, as well as Jewish groups and the Anti-Defamation League.

Driving the news: Greene made her apology following a visit Monday to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

  • She told reporters that there was "no comparison" between COVID-19 safety measures and the Holocaust.
  • "I have made a mistake," Greene said. "I wanted to say that I know that words that I've stated were hurtful, and for that I am very sorry."
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