Greene in 2020 video said she wouldn’t take down statue of Hitler
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) said in a 2020 video that she would not take down a statue of Adolf Hitler or “Satan himself” because of their historical significance.
The comment comes amid a flurry of backlash after Greene has repeatedly compared mask policies to the Holocaust.
In a newly discovered video of the then-candidate in 2020, Greene argues that she would disagree with removing a statue of Hitler, despite the Nazi leader and others representing “something I would fully disagree with.”
“We’re seeing situations where Christopher Columbus, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, all kinds of statues are being attacked, and it seems to be just an effort to take down history. And whether I see a statue that may be something that I would fully disagree with like Adolf Hitler, maybe a statue of Satan himself, I would not want to say take it down,” Greene said in the video first reported by Punchbowl News.
She said she would want the statues to remain intact “so that I could tell my children and teach others about who these people are, what they did and what they may be about.”
tipster sent me this video.@mtgreenee said she would not support taking down a statue of Hitler or Satan even though she “fully disagrees” with them.
her reaason: “so that i can tell my children and teach others about who they are and what they did”https://t.co/anZmqqV9Lj
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) May 25, 2021
Greene has received widespread criticism this week, after comparing the mask policy on the House floor to the Holocaust.
“This woman is mentally ill,” Greene said on Real America’s Voice. “You know, we can look back at 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 were put in trains and taken to gas chambers in Nazi Germany. And this is exactly the type of abuse that Nancy Pelosi is talking about.”
On Tuesday, the top three House Republican leaders condemned the congresswoman for repeatedly equating COVID-19 vaccination and mask-wearing rules to the Holocaust.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy in a statement said “Marjorie is wrong,” and called her “intentional decision” to liken wearing masks to the Holocaust “appalling.”
“Marjorie is wrong, and her intentional decision to compare the horrors of the Holocaust with wearing masks is appalling. The Holocaust is the greatest atrocity committed in history. The fact that this needs to be stated today is deeply troubling,” McCarthy said.
“Let me be clear: the House Republican Conference condemns this language,” he added.
A spokeswoman for Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and House Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik (N.Y.) both sounded similar notes.
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