“That was my decision,” Greene told CNN, saying also that the Holocaust is a “good thing to remember.”
After visiting the museum on Monday, Greene offered an apology for her previous comments comparing Capitol Hill mask-wearing rules to the Holocaust. The dramatic shift in tone was enough to prompt one Democrat to change course on an expected censure resolution in the House.
“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 on Monday. “I made a mistake.”
Following criticism from her Republican colleagues last month, Greene had initially issued a characteristically defiant and extended Twitter thread in which she repeated her attacks on Democrats and the media.