Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene on Wednesday tweeted that she had called the police on late-night television host Jimmy Kimmel after he joked on live TV that should slap her.
Kimmel made a joke about Greene while referencing Smith slapping at the Oscars, saying ‘Wow, where is Will Smith when you really need him?’
The late-night host’s joke stemmed from Greene tweeting that Republican Senators Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins and Mitt Romney were ‘pro-pedophile’ for saying they would vote to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court.
‘Marjorie Taylor Greene, this Klan mom, is especially upset with the three Republican senators who said they’ll vote “yes” on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, who’s nominated for the Supreme Court,’ Kimmel said during his monologue.
‘She tweeted, “Murkowski, Collins, and Romney are pro-pedophile. They just voted for KBJ,”‘ Kimmel said, quoting Greene’s tweet.
He then referenced the now-infamous Oscars slap.
Clearly not amused by the joke, the Georgia Republican took to Twitter to say that she felt Kimmel’s statement was a ‘threat of violence.’
‘ABC, this threat of violence against me by @jimmykimmel has been filed with the @CapitolPolice,’ Greene tweeted.
Kimmel fired back at Greene after her tweet saying she reported him to Capitol Police in Washington DC.
‘Officer? I would like to report a joke,’ Kimmel tweeted in response.
It’s unclear whether the Capitol police will investigate Kimmel for his joke.
Greene’s initial comment referenced disputed claims by some Republican senators that Judge Jackson had a
In most of the child pornography cases where Jackson imposed lighter sentences than federal guidelines suggested, prosecutors or others representing the Justice Department also argued for those lighter sentences, the Associated Press reported while fact checking Republican claims.
During Jackson’s confirmation hearings, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s top Democrat Dick Durbin stood behind Jackson’s nomination.
The Democrat spoke of Jackson’s history within the criminal justice system, noting she came from a law enforcement family.
‘Yet despite that shared family experience despite your record, we’ve heard claims that you’re quote soft on crime,’ said Durbin.
‘These baseless charges are unfair,’ he added.
On Thursday, the first black woman to ever join the US Supreme Court. Jackson received bipartisan support, with three Republicans giving her their approval.
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