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A Michigan state senator is now apologizing for wearing a face mask with what appeared to be a Confederate flag pattern.
State Sen. Dale Zorn, a Republican from Ida, apologized in a pair of Twitter posts Saturday for the face mask that he wore on the Michigan Senate floor on Friday.
“I’m sorry for my choice of pattern on the face mask I wore yesterday on the Senate floor. I did not intend to offend anyone; however, I realize that I did, and for that I am sorry. Those who know me best know that I do not support the things this pattern represents,” Zorn said.
Zorn, in an interview with CNN affiliate WLNS, said his wife made the face mask for him and it was not a Confederate flag. He said that even if it were a Confederate flag, it represents a part of our history and we should be teaching about the “atrocities that happened during that time” so it doesn’t happen again.
Somebody who understands the way these people think help me out with how this kind of thing plays with the American right wing. Is Zorn:
(A) An idiot for saying the quiet parts loud and then shamefully backing down?
(B) Yet another innocent victim of political correctness?
(C) A hero for using a clever scheme to troll the Lamestream Media while proving yet again that Liberals Are the Real Fascists?
(D) All these things simultaneously?