Congresswoman Apologized for Comparing COVID Restrictions to the Holocaust

Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Green of Georgia has apologized for comments in which she compared COVID-19 pandemic regulations and restrictions to the Holocaust.

The apology came hours after Illinois Congressman Brad Schneider threatened to introduce a congressional resolution against Marjorie Taylor Green that would convict her of anti-Semitic remarks. Both Republicans and Democrats acknowledged the anti-Semitic nature of the comments.

“I know the words I said were offensive. I’m very sorry,” Marjorie Taylor Green told reporters.

Just days earlier, she had compared the mandatory mask rule to the time when the Nazis forced Jews to wear a patch in the shape of a yellow Star of David. Her words were criticized, but Marjorie Taylor Green tried to defend her position, saying that she compared COVID restrictions to discrimination against Jews, not to the Holocaust.