MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Mon, 27 Sep 2021 06:19:15 +0000 Greene apologizes for comparing masks, Holocaust http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/182e4ef974804186bb8c3ce2ca538245 Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia apologized Monday for affronting people with recent comments comparing the required wearing of safety masks in the House to the horrors of the Holocaust. (June 15) 182e4ef974804186bb8c3ce2ca538245 Tue, 15 Jun 2021 08:13:02 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:US NETWORK POOLWashington, DC - 14 June 20211. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, (R) Georgia:"This afternoon, I visited the Holocaust Museum. The Holocaust is, there's nothing comparable to it. It's it's it happened and, you know, over six million Jewish people were murdered."2. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, (R) Georgia:"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. And there are words that I have said and remarks that I've made that I know are offensive. And for that I want to apologize."3. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, (R) Georgia:"Anti-Semitism is true hate. And I saw that today at the Holocaust Museum."4. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, (R) Georgia:"Actually, I visited Auschwitz when I was 19 years old. And so this isn't, it isn't like I learned about it today. I went today because I thought it's important. And I know that I I wanted to recognize it and be able to talk about it coming, coming out here with my apology."5. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, (R) Georgia:"I believe that forced mask and forced vaccines or vaccine passports are a type of discrimination. And I'm very much against that type of discrimination. What I would like to say is I'm removing that statement completely away from what I had said before. There is no, no, I just want to say there is no comparison to the Holocaust and there never should be. And that's what I'm sorry for."STORYLINE:Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene apologized Monday for affronting people with recent comments comparing the required wearing of safety masks in the House to the horrors of the Holocaust.“I'm truly sorry for offending people with remarks about the Holocaust," the Georgia Republican told reporters outside the Capitol, saying she had visited Washington's U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum earlier in the day. “There's no comparison and there never ever will be."Greene's comments were a rare expression of regret by the conservative agitator, a freshman whose career has included the embrace of violent and offensive conspiracy theories and angry confrontations with progressive colleagues.As House members returned to the Capitol on Monday after a three-week break, Greene was contrite.“Anti-Semitism is true hate," she said. “And I saw that today at the Holocaust Museum." Her apology came more than three weeks after appearing on a conservative podcast and comparing COVID-19 safety requirements adopted by Democrats controlling the House to “a time and history where people were told to wear a gold star." She said they were “put in trains and taken to gas chambers in Nazi Germany. This is exactly the type of abuse that Nancy Pelosi is talking about.” Pelosi, D-Calif., is House speaker.Greene's comments were condemned by Republican leaders,  including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., who called the comparison “appalling." She sought to clarify them on Monday, saying she believes that "that forced mask and forced vaccines or vaccine passports are a type of discrimination," which she opposes, but she said she is removing that statement from any comparison to the Holocaust.On Monday, Greene told reporters that when she was 19, she visited the site of the Auschwitz concentration camp in what during World War II was Nazi-occupied Poland. “It isn't like I learned about it today," she said of the Holocaust, in which 6 million Jews and huge numbers of other people were killed. “I went today because I thought it was important," she said, and wanted to talk about it as she apologized.Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., said he would introduce a resolution in the House this week to censure Greene. ===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia apologized Monday for affronting people with recent comments comparing the required wearing of safety masks in the House to the horrors of the Holocaust. (June 15) Greene apologizes for comparing masks, Holocaust