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Jimmy Kimmel had the best response to Marjorie Taylor Greene calling the police over a joke

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R) laughs when asked if she feels any responsibility for the deaths caused by her vaccine misinformation.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R) laughs when asked if she feels any responsibility for the deaths caused by her vaccine misinformation.Photo: Screenshot

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) says she has reported comedian Jimmy Kimmel to the Capitol Police for a joke he made on his show about her calling people who disagree with her pedophiles or “pro-pedophile.”

Greene spent the first part of the week labeling people “pedophiles” or “pro-pedophile” if they support the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court or oppose Florida’s Don’t Say Gay law.

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“Murkowski, Collins, and Romney are pro-pedophile,” she wrote in one tweet yesterday, referring to Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), and Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT). “They just voted for #KBJ.”

“Either you are Pro-pedophile and Pro-transgender biological men or you defend children and women. Period,” she wrote in a later tweet. “There is no other option.”

In an interview yesterday, she said, “The Democrats are the party of Princess predators from Disney,” referring to Disney’s opposition to the Don’t Say Gay law.

This extreme rhetoric, of course, became fodder for late night comedians like Kimmel.

“This Klan mom is especially upset with the three Republican senators who said they’ll vote yes on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, who is nominated for the Supreme Court,” he said on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. “Where is Will Smith when you really need him, huh?”

Greene decided that it wasn’t a joke and said that she reported him to the police.

“ABC, this threat of violence against me by Jimmy Kimmel has been filed with the Capitol Police,” she tweeted.

“Officer? I would like to report a joke,” he responded.

Kimmel’s joke was a reference to how Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars this year when Rock mocked Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith for having alopecia.

At the time, Greene was pro-Smith and pro-slapping: “I never watch the Oscars but I’ve seen the Will Smith/Chris Rock clip a million times this morning. I have to say I appreciate the Alpha male response of a husband defending his wife. It was settled and then no more drama. Chris Rock handled it like a man with no whining.”

Other people on Twitter pointed out that Greene has not been supportive of the Capitol Police in the past, referring to them as “Nancy Pelosi’s Gazpacho Police.”

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