On Tuesday’s episode of the ABC talk show “The View,” cohost Joy Behar attacked Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) for her apology for comments she made comparing COVID-19 protocols to the Holocaust.
Greene admitted in her apology that she “made a mistake” and wanted to “own it.”
“There is no comparison to the Holocaust, and there are words that I have said and remarks that I have made that I know are offensive, and for that I want to apologize,” she added.
This did not sit well with Behar, however.
“Here’s the thing about this woman according to what I read, she went to Auschwitz when she was 19,” Behar began. “I have been to Dachau in Germany. You don’t leave a concentration camp not knowing exactly what happened … It’s really a horrendous experience.”
Not stopping there, Behar went on to say that she does not think Greene’s apology is genuine.
“I don’t buy it. Any of it,” she said. “I think she’s full of it … She says she’s apologizing, but then she says Democrats are Nazis, which shows you she has no concept of what Nazis actually did, and so I think that her apology is as empty as her head,” Behar added.
“I think that she is only doing it to avoid censure, and she needs to be driven out of Congress as soon as possible, in my opinion,” she concluded.
Behar’s cohost Ana Navarro agreed, taking things a step further by comparing Greene to “a banshee that will do anything to get attention.” She added that she is not “comfortable” with the congresswoman, deeming her “one of the worst members of Congress” in her lifetime.
“If you are learning about the Holocaust at almost 50 years of age, you’ve got a real problem,” Navarro continued. “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.”
However, Navarro also confessed that it was “refreshing” to see Greene take responsibility for her comments.
“We know she influences people, and that there are people who follow what she says,” Navarro said.
“So I think that it is a good thing, and it is refreshing for her to admit mistakes, something Donald Trump never did, and something that we don’t usually see in Republican politics, acknowledging and admitting a mistake, reflecting and learning,” she continued.
Check out the full segment below.
This piece was written by James Samson on June 16, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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