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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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Linh Ta, author of Des Moines
Aug 5, 2021 - Axios Des Moines

Marjorie Taylor Greene is coming to the Iowa State Fair

Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) speaks to a reporter outside the U.S. Supreme Court on July 27, 2021 in Washington, DC. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Georgia Republican who's known for inflammatory speech and sharing conspiracy theories, is coming to the Iowa State Fair, Bloomberg reports.

  • It's unclear yet if she's planning on speaking when she visits Aug. 19.

What they're saying: Some Republicans have already said they plan on distancing themselves from Greene at the event, according to Bloomberg.

Between the lines: It's no secret the fair is a big stage for presidential hopefuls.

Aug 5, 2021 - Health

S.C. Rep. Norman tests positive for COVID in breakthrough case

Ralph Norman. Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Republican Rep. Ralph Norman confirmed Thursday that he has tested positive for COVID-19, making him the second member of South Carolina's delegation to contract a breakthrough case.

Why it matters: Norman is one of a number of GOP lawmakers who refused to wear a face mask on the House floor in May and were subsequently fined.

36 mins ago - Health

India crosses 1 billion COVID vaccinations milestone

A health worker inoculates a COVID-19 vaccine dose to a man wearing face mask of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Beawar, India, in September. Photo: Sumit Saraswat/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Thursday that the country's health workers have now administered more than 1 billion COVID-19 vaccines doses.

Of note: While this is a significant milestone for the country of 1.4 billion, which has been devastated by the coronavirus, only about 30% of the eligible population has been fully vaccinated against the virus, per AP. Roughly 75% has received at least one dose.