It WAS a dumb assed , off the cuff, mistake…..
Freshman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene apologized Monday for comparing vaccine and mask requirements to the Holocaust in a bid to defuse the ongoing controversy over her latest incendiary remarks.
Speaking at a brief news conference outside the Capitol, the Georgia Republican acknowledged that her past comments about Jewish people and Nazi Germany were “offensive” and “hurtful,” adding that she is “truly sorry” and wants to “own” her mistakes.
“There is no comparison to the Holocaust,” Greene said at the presser, which came after she paid a private visit to the Holocaust Museum on the National Mall.
Greene initially refused to back down, despite facing backlash last month from both parties for her inflammatory remarks. Instead, she doubled down and tweeted: “Vaccinated employees get a vaccination logo just like the Nazi’s forced Jewish people to wear a gold star.”
When asked Monday why she didn’t show contrition sooner, Greene blamed the House’s three-week recess and dismissed the notion that her apology came because Democrats are now pursuing possible disciplinary action.
Greene described her museum visit was a good reminder of the atrocities of the Holocaust,…