Late night host Jimmy Kimmel made a joke about Will Smith slapping United States Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R.-GA.) and in return she filed a report with the United States Capitol Police.
The New York Post reports that Greene tweeted that the joke amounted to a “threat of violence” and in return she filed the report.
.@ABC, this threat of violence against me by @jimmykimmel has been filed with the @CapitolPolice. pic.twitter.com/nxYX1LF2jK— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) April 6, 2022
.@ABC, this threat of violence against me by @jimmykimmel has been filed with the @CapitolPolice. pic.twitter.com/nxYX1LF2jK
Kimmel fired back tweeting “officer? I would like to report a joke.”
Officer? I would like to report a joke. https://t.co/3ournv9RwG— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) April 6, 2022
Officer? I would like to report a joke. https://t.co/3ournv9RwG
Greene responded that it was not a joke and claiming that his fan in turn called her office to threaten her, saying his words incited violence against her.
Greene has been in the spotlight since winning election in November 2020 for her embrace of conspiracy theories and her hyperbolic rhetoric.
Her antics some suggest show that she is more interested in fame than substantive policy choices.
Democrats voted to kick her off committees in the House in 2021, leaving Greene with not much power in Washington.
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