Marjorie Taylor Greene is a Republican Party member and a strong supporter of Donald Trump, the former president. Following the retirement of Republican incumbent Tom Graves, she was elected to Congress in 2020. Greene recently filed a complaint with the US Capitol Police after Jimmy Kimmel made a joke about Will Smith slapping her.
On Wednesday, US Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene reported Jimmy Kimmel to US Capitol Police after the late-night host joked about Will Smith slapping the Georgia Republican. “ABC, this threat of violence against me by Jimmy Kimmel has been filed with the Capitol Police,” she wrote on social media on Wednesday.
During his Tuesday night monologue, Jimmy Kimmel Live! host Jimmy Kimmel made a joke about Ms. Greene’s comments on the Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmation process. Earlier this week, the Georgia congresswoman slammed fellow Republicans Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins, and Mitt Romney for saying they will vote for the Biden administration’s nominee, comparing it to being “pro-pedophile.”
“Wow, where is Will Smith when you really need him?” Mr. Kimmel said, referencing the actor’s infamous slap of Chris Rock during this year’s Oscars ceremony. “Our office takes all threats of violence towards the Congresswoman very seriously,” a spokesperson for Marjorie Taylor Greene told The Independent. “Last night, Jimmy Kimmel called for violence to be committed against Congresswoman Greene. It will not be tolerated.”
Throughout Judge Jackson’s confirmation hearings, numerous Republican senators implied that she, and by extension, the Democrats, were soft on sex criminals, because the appellate judge had at times deviated from sentencing broad guidelines in sex crimes cases, decisions she defended as warranted given the individual circumstances.
During his routine, Mr. Kimmel stated that it is Ms. Greene who is soft on sex crimes, citing her friendship with US Representative Matt Gaetz of Florida, who is reportedly under federal investigation for alleged sex trafficking, obstructing justice, paying for sex, and having a relationship with a teen girl. The Florida Republican has been cleared of all charges and has denied the allegations.
“This woman is good pals with Matt Gaetz who is currently under investigation for trafficking minors for sex! It’s scum and scummer”, Mr. Kimmel said. Ms. Greene has used threatening rhetoric on the campaign trail at times.
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