US Congressman Marjorie Taylor Greene compares COVID-19 masks to Holocaust

US Congressman Marjorie Taylor Greene compares COVID-19 masks to Holocaust


Republican MP Marjorie Taylor Greene has apologized for equating the mask requirement in the US House of Representatives with the horrors of the Holocaust.

“I’m really sorry that I offended people with remarks about the Holocaust,” Taylor Greene told reporters outside the Citol on Monday, saying she visited Washington’s US Holocaust Memorial Museum earlier that day. “There is no comparison and there never will be.”

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Republican MP Marjorie Taylor Greene has apologized for equating the mask requirement in the US House of Representatives with the horrors of the Holocaust.

“I’m really sorry that I offended people with remarks about the Holocaust,” Taylor Greene told reporters outside the Citol on Monday, saying she visited Washington’s US Holocaust Memorial Museum earlier that day. “There is no comparison and there never will be.”

Greene opened her press conference with the words: “I always want to remind everyone that I am a perfectly normal person.”

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She said she went to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum the previous Monday. She also mentioned that when she was 19 she went to the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland, where the Nazis massacred over 1 million Jews.

On May 23, Greene slammed House spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi over the issue of the mandatory mask and said, ‚ÄúThis woman, this [Pelosi] is mentally ill. You know, we can look back at a time in history when people were told to wear a gold star and they were treated as second class citizens – so much so that they were taken to trains and gas chambers in Nazi Germany and that’s exactly the kind of abuse Nancy Pelosi is talking about. “

Her comments had also been denounced by Republican congressional leaders.

During World War II, the Holocaust, also known as the Shoah, was a genocide of European Jews.

Between 1941 and 1945, Nazi Germany and its allies murdered around six million Jews in Germany-occupied Europe, which made up about two-thirds of Europe’s Jewish population.

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