“There are words that I have said, remarks that I’ve made that I know are offensive, and for that I’d like to apologize,” the Georgia Republican said Monday, adding that she had taken a lesson from her father, who died in April, about owning up to mistakes.
“So I should own it,” she said. “I made a mistake.”
The apology — a dramatic shift in tone that comes in the face of a censure resolution in the House — was offered weeks after Greene compared House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to continue requiring members of the House to wear masks on the chamber floor as a Covid-19 precaution to steps the Nazis took to control the Jewish population during the Holocaust.
While Greene on Monday addressed Holocaust deniers — stating that “it happened” and “not just to Jewish people. Black people. Christians” — she still refused to walk back her comments comparing the Democratic Party to the National Socialist Party.
She has tried to make a name for herself being an outsider and a rabble-rouser and routinely uses parliamentary procedures to slow down House floor business, much to the dismay of her colleagues.