The co-hosts of “The View
” expressed varying degrees of distrust in Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene
(R-Ga.) on Tuesday, after she apologized for comparing US COVID-19
prevention measures to Nazi persecution of Jews during the Holocaust.
On Monday, the far-right lawmaker and QAnon conspiracy
theorist went to the Holocaust Museum
, and then held a press conference to say she had learned more about the genocide and realized "there is no comparison to the Holocaust."
“I recognize that the words I used were hurtful, and I apologize,” she said.
Prior to Greene's apology
, Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Ill.) announced plans to introduce a censure resolution over her remarks, despite widespread condemnation from Holocaust survivors and House
and Senate Republican
“Wait until she hears about slavery
,” “The View” co-host Joy Behar observed, noting Greene’s comparison of Democrats
, “which shows you she has no concept of what Nazis actually did.”
“And so, I believe her apology is as hollow as her head; I believe she is only doing it to avoid censure, and she should be driven out of Congress
as soon as possible,” Behar said.
Sunny Hostin, co-host of “The View,” said she appreciated the rare apology but thought Greene’s timing was suspicious. Co-host Sara Haines said that regardless of Greene’s motivation, it is critical that she tells her followers she was wrong.
Ana Navarro, the final panelist, was harsher. “She is a banshee who will do anything to get attention,” she said. “If you are learning about the Holocaust at almost 50 years of age, you have a real problem. You are not fit to be in Congress if you lack that much knowledge of history
, and of one of the worst events in human history.”
Nonetheless, she thought Greene's apology was a good thing, given the tangible impact her rhetoric has on her supporters. "It is refreshing for her to admit a mistake, something Donald Trump
never did, and something we don't usually see in Republican politics
," she said.
Greene has not apologized for a slew of other incendiary, racist
, and anti-Semitic remarks, nor has she stopped peddling baseless fringe conspiracy theories. Schneider said he would introduce a resolution to censure her on Wednesday, which will require a majority vote in the House.