Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene continued her clout-chasing ways on Wednesday afternoon with a tweet claiming to have reported comedian Jimmy Kimmel to the Capitol Police for a joke he made on network television.
“.@ABC, this threat of violence against me by @jimmykimmel has been filed with the @CapitolPolice,” Greene tweeted, along with a video clip of Kimmel talking about her tweet calling the three Republican senators who supported Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation to the Supreme Court “pro-pedophile.”
“Wow, where is Will Smith when you really need him,” Kimmel asked in the clip. In response to Greene’s tweet, Kimmel tweeted, “Officer? I would like to report a joke.”
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It’s all mission accomplished for Greene, who got Kimmel to quote-tweet her to his 11.8 million followers, a number Greene can only dream of.
But if Greene wants to talk about threats of violence, we can do that.
Greene recently escaped meaningful rebuke from Republican leaders when she and Rep. Paul Gosar spoke at a white nationalist event. Gosar, one of her main buddies in Congress, lost his committee assignments after he tweeted an edited video showing himself murdering Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and attacking President Joe Biden.
Greene herself lost her committee assignments after a series of revelations about her, including that she had liked other people’s Facebook comments calling for, in one case, “a bullet to the head” for Speaker Nancy Pelosi and in other cases for executing FBI agents. When Greene posted about the Iran deal, a commenter asked about hanging former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, to which Greene responded, “Stage is being set. Players are being put in place. We must be patient. This must be done perfectly or liberal judges would let them off.” Those posts were in 2018 and 2019.
While in Congress, Greene described congressional Democrats as “enemies to the American people” who “will be held accountable.” That’s a lot closer to a threat than, “Where is Will Smith when you need him?”
Marjorie Taylor Greene embraces violence. She called Jan. 6 a “1776 moment.”
She’s likely not even a little bit upset about that joke. She’s definitely thrilled by the attention. But fine, if she wants attention focused on threats of violence, let’s be clear about who she is and where the real threats of violence are coming from.
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