Article originally appeared on thepostmillennial.com.
On Sunday, the Speaker of the House of Commons Anthony Rota apologized for his decision to honor 98-year-old Yaroslav Hunka in front of the Canadian Parliament after it was revealed that the Ukrainian fought with the Nazi Waffen-SS during the Second World War.
In a post on X, Rota said, “On September 22, in the House of Commons, I recognized an individual in the gallery. I have subsequently become aware of more information which causes me to regret my decision to do so.”
“I wish to make clear that no one, including fellow parliamentarians and the Ukraine delegation, was aware of my intention or of my remarks before I delivered them,” he added. “This initiative was entirely my own, the individual in question being from my riding and having been brought to my attention.”
“I particularly want to extend my deepest apologies to Jewish communities in Canada and around the world. I accept full responsibility for my actions,” Rota concluded.
Some have questioned whether Rota was …
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