Marjorie Taylor Greene has said women are “the weaker sex” as she thanked fellow Republican Matt Gaetz for standing up for her, amid her spat with Jimmy Kimmel.
Georgia Rep. Greene drew criticism after accusing GOP Senators Mitt Romney, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins of being “pro-pedophiles” for supporting the Supreme Court’s confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. This is based on disputed claims that Jackson metes out lenient sentences to child sex offenders.
“Wow, where is Will Smith when you really need him?” Kimmel joked on her talk show, Jimmy Kimmel liveon Tuesday, referring to Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars in reaction to a joke made about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.
Responding to the blow, Greene tweeted that “this threat of violence against me by Jimmy Kimmel has been filed with the Capitol Police.”
Gaetz offered a scenario where Kimmel would “indulge in terrible and unprovoked violence against the congresswoman” before writing, “NOTE to @JimmyKimmel: Not only would Marjorie Taylor Greene’s husband make quick work of you, but @RepMTG she herself would do a quick job on you!”
“NOTE to @RepMattGaetz: Stay indoors. It’s Girl Scout cookie season,” tweeted Kimmel, in what appeared to be a reference to a federal investigation into Gaetz’s sex trafficking allegations of a 17-year-old girl.
During an appearance on Thursday’s episode of Gaetz’s podcast, BrandonGreene thanked the Florida rep for bringing her back into the war of words.
“Matt, I’m so grateful to you, as a character and as a man who would stand up and stand up for me as a woman,” she said, according to Business Insider. “Because we have to recognize that women are the weaker sex, and men are stronger than us.”
“And, you know, in my family if my husband had been there and heard Jimmy Kimmel or any other man calling for me to be hit by another man,” she continued. “My husband, he wouldn’t have tolerated that, and he probably would have taken action against him and rightly so because men have to stand up for women.”
Kimmel continued to poke fun at Greene on his ABC show Thursday, when he said during his monologue that “once again I find myself in the middle of a hubbub because it looks like I’ve met probably worst woman in American politics.
He accused her of trying to take a ‘political mile’ out of the issue and criticized how she called out ‘the same police she voted against a Congressional Gold Medal for defending our Capitol. against the insurgency she helped instigate on January 6″.
‘That’s who she called, the people she wanted to get funding out of,’ he said, adding that after ‘processing’ how someone called the police about her, he tweeted “Officer, I would like to report a joke”.
He then read Greene’s response which accused her of using a ‘dog whistle for the violent left’ and said her comments would mean she would receive ‘further death threats’.
Insisting that he does not tolerate death threats, which he receives “dozens” of weekly, TV personality Kimmel accused Greene of hypocrisy for speaking out against the violence as an image of ‘she holding a gun was shown onscreen.
He said: “She’s the one who endorsed fringe conspiracy theories and repeatedly indicated her support for the execution of prominent Democratic politicians. Now she’s dialing 9-1-1 because she’s made fun of her.
“She’s a snowflake and a sociopath at the same time. A ‘snow-ciopath’.”
In his last tweet about the spat, Greene wrote to Kimmel that his fans “called my office today in direct response to your incitement to physical violence towards me. This is no joke. You knew exactly what you were doing.
Greene added, “@ABC and their parent company @WaltDisneyCo should not allow your misogyny and threats of violence.”