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Marjorie Taylor Greene tours Holocaust museum and apologizes for likening coronavirus protections to the Holocaust

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Marjorie Taylor Greene, the controversial Georgia Republican congresswoman, toured the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and apologized for likening coronavirus protections to the Holocaust.

“I have made a mistake and it’s really bothered me for a couple of weeks now, and so I definitely want to own it. 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,” Greene said Monday outside the Capitol, after completing her private museum tour.

“And there are words that I have said remarks that I’ve made, that I know are offensive, and for that I want to apologize; antisemitism is true hate, and I saw that today at the Holocaust Museum,” Greene said. “And I think it’s something that we should all remember and never forget. So I just wanted to come here today and say that I’m truly sorry for offending people with remarks about the Holocaust, there’s no comparison. There never ever will be.”

Last month, Greene compared a supermarket’s decision to add a logo to the badges of vaccinated workers to the yellow stars that Jews were forced to wear in Nazi-occupied Europe.

“Vaccinated employees get a vaccination logo just like the Nazi’s [sic] forced Jewish people to wear a gold star,” she said on Twitter at the time, attaching a news story. Jewish organizations as well as Democrats and Republicans alike rebuked her for the comment, but she doubled down.

A museum spokesman confirmed her visit Monday. “We welcomed her visit as we do all members of Congress,” Andrew Hollinger, the museum’s director of communications, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. “It was a private visit, as they all are.”

The post Marjorie Taylor Greene tours Holocaust museum and apologizes for likening coronavirus protections to the Holocaust appeared first on Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

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