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Michigan lawmaker apologizes for wearing mask resembling Confederate flag

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Posted at 4:29 PM, Apr 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-25 16:49:39-04

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan lawmaker has apologized for wearing a mask that appeared to resemble the Confederate flag during a vote at the state Capitol.

The face covering was a red mask with blue stripes and white stars.

Republican state Sen. Dale Zorn of Ida said in a statement Saturday he was sorry for his “choice of pattern” on the mask he wore the day before.

Zorn said he didn't “intend to offend anyone” and that "those who know me best know that I do not support the things this pattern represents."

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

He said his wife made the mask.