Greene delivered the public apology following a visit earlier Monday to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum weeks after she drew condemnation from fellow Republicans for the remarks over the long Memorial Day recess.
“I just want to say there is no comparison to the Holocaust, and there never should be,” she said.
(R) Greene originally went off when Speaker Pelosi required masks on the House floor on May 25.
“You know, we can look back in a time in history where people were told to wear a gold star and they were definitely treated like second-class citizens, so much so that they were put in trains and taken to gas chambers in Nazi Germany,” Greene said on the right-wing network Real America’s Voice. “And this is exactly the type of abuse that Nancy Pelosi is talking about.”
Greene then tweeted in response to a news report about a Tennessee grocery store requiring vaccinated employees to display vaccination logos on their name badges, writing, “Vaccinated employees get a vaccination logo just like the Nazis forced Jewish people to wear a gold star.”
In her apology, she said that she’s “very much a normal person.”
She said that her father taught her a lesson, that when you make a mistake you should own it. The mistake was made 20 days ago.