The internet erupted in laughter at Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) warning people about Democratic soup taking away freedoms.
She was on the podcast Real America with Dan Ball to accuse Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) of spying on members of Congress.
“Not only do we have the D.C. Jail, which is the D.C. Gulag, but now we have Nancy Pelosi’s Gazpacho Police, spying on members of Congress, spying on the legislative work that we do, spying on our staff, and spying on American citizens that want to come talk to their representatives,” she said. “This government has turned into something it was never meant to be, and it’s time to make it end.”
She was probably trying to compare Capitol Police to Nazi Germany’s secret state police, the Gestapo. Greene has a long history of comparing even mild inconveniences to the Holocaust and Nazism.
Twitter thought her choice of words was funny.
BREAKING: "The Hamburgler has been arrested by the Gazpacho Police and thrown into a Goulash."
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) February 9, 2022
— Auld Lang Cyn 🗽💉💉💉 (@cindymclennan) February 9, 2022
The Soup Nazi!
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) February 9, 2022
Gazpacho police: don't warm it up! I'm surprised she didn't say goulash instead of gulag.
— Paul Atreides (@TheBoogieKnight) February 9, 2022
— PoliticOhMyGawd (@PoliticOhMyGawd) February 10, 2022
Q: What herb pairs well with Gazpacho?
A: Marjoram, of course. https://t.co/xm7txBHpKN
— ProperGander Stephen Simpson (@BamaStephen) February 10, 2022
Today’s winner https://t.co/qbDOklWxac
— Get vaccinated, wear a mask (@MaggieJordanACN) February 10, 2022
Even Rep. Greene was willing to make fun of herself.
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) February 9, 2022
Greene was referring to Capitol Police entering the office of Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX), who claimed without evidence that their “Intelligence Division investigated my office illegally and one of my staffers caught them in the act.”
U.S. Capitol Police Chief Thomas Manger said this past Tuesday that the congressmember’s door was “left open and unsecured, without anyone inside the office,” so officers entered to “document that and secure the office.”
That incident occurred in November on the Saturday before Thanksgiving.