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The View's Shred Marjorie Taylor Greene: Apology 'As Empty As Her Head'
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The View's Shred Marjorie Taylor Greene: Apology 'As Empty As Her Head'

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 in Washington, D.C., 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 leadership.

“Wait until she hears about slavery,” “The View” co-host Joy Behar observed, noting Greene’s comparison of Democrats to Nazis, “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.

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