Resolution against Marjorie Taylor Greene dropped after visiting the Holocaust Museum
A House of Representatives MP said Tuesday he would not introduce a motion of censure against MP Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) After she apologized for comparing mask and vaccine mandates to anti-Jewish laws in Nazi Germany during the Holocaust to have.
Greene apologized Monday after visiting the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, telling reporters, “There is no comparison to the Holocaust and there are words that I have said, comments that I know are offensive, and i want to apologize. ”
In a statement, Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Ill.) Said that given Greene’s “long history of uncompromisingly seditious and dangerous rhetoric” he was “pleasantly surprised to learn that she took the time to visit the Holocaust Memorial Museum (where I have the honor to serve as trustee) and I appreciate that after her visit she understood the damage of her settlement and apologized. “
Schneider had planned to present the resolution this week. The measure was co-financed by MPs Linda Sánchez (D-Calif.), Nikema Williams (D-Ga.) And Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.).
“Words are important, but so are actions,” Schneider concluded his statement. “Hopefully by speaking up we were able to inspire Rep. Greene to reconsider what she said in the context of the unique horrors of the Holocaust.”
Greene caused outrage on both parties last month when she criticized a rule, which has since changed, requiring House members to wear masks in the Chamber except when speaking during the debate. In a podcast interview with Christian Broadcasting Network host David Brody, Greene likened it to “a time in history when people were told to wear a gold star and they were definitely treated like second-class citizens so much so that they got stuck in ”. Trains and brought to gas chambers in Nazi Germany. “
The new lawmaker doubled in size days later by tweeting an article about a Tennessee grocery store that had a “vaccination logo” added to employee name tags.
“Vaccinated employees are given a vaccination logo, just like the Nazis forced Jews to wear gold stars,” she wrote. “Vaccination passports and mask requirements discriminate against unvaccinated people who entrust their immune system to a virus that is 99% viable.”
Last week, Schneider led a group of 12 Democrats in the House of Representatives who called on MP Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) To “clarify their words” after the “Squad” member tweeted on June 7th that the US , Israel, Hamas and the Taliban had all committed “unspeakable atrocities”.
“In the future, I will continue to call out harmful or dangerous rhetoric from my colleagues, regardless of which side of the aisle it comes from,” said Schneider on Tuesday evening.
“While I am sure to have vehement disagreements with Rep. Greene over politics, politics, and style, I hope that Congress can take the steps necessary to serve as an example to a nation in dire need of leaders willing to correcting themselves when they are wrong. “, and leading a more civil discourse in order to ultimately work together towards a ‘more perfect union’.”