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Michigan senator apologizes for wearing face mask resembling Confederate flag

April 25, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Republican State Senator Dale Zorn is apologizing Saturday after wearing a face mask with a pattern resembling the Confederate flag.

(WXYZ) — Republican State Senator Dale Zorn is apologizing Saturday after wearing a face mask with a pattern resembling the Confederate flag. Zorn wore the mask Friday afternoon during a senate vote at the state capitol in Lansing. According to the Associated Press, Zorn previously denied that the face covering — a red mask with blue stripes and white stars — was the Confederate flag, telling WLNS-TV on Friday that his wife made it and told him it was more similar to the Kentucky or Tennessee flag. "I did not intend to offend anyone; however, I realize that I did, and for that I am sorry," the senator wrote on Twitter.

2/2:My actions were an error in judgment for which there are no excuses and I will learn from this episode. — Dale W.

Read Senator Dale Zorn's full statement below:

“I’m sorry for my choice of pattern on the face mask I wore yesterday on the Senate floor.

My actions were an error in judgment for which there are no excuses and I will learn from this episode. ”

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