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WATCH: Marjorie Taylor Greene Calls On Capitol Police To Investigate Jimmy Kimmel’s Joke (He’s Not Concerned)

WATCH: Marjorie Taylor Greene Calls On Capitol Police To Investigate Jimmy Kimmel’s Joke (He’s Not Concerned)

Though Donald Trump, during his presidency, expressed an opinion that he should be protected from the harsh blows of TV comedy and satire, he was never actually successful in any movement to circumvent the First Amendment for the sake of his vanity. That isn’t stopping Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene from declaring that the Capitol Police should be protecting her from the same.

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In fact, when Jimmy Kimmel recently made a joke about Greene, referencing Will Smith and the Oscars slap, Greene says she reported it to the Capitol Police. Kimmel, who has been hosting his late-night show for nearly two decades and has offended politicians before, tweeted a response Wednesday evening, and doesn’t appear to be exactly shaking in fear at the threat of a joke investigation.

Greene’s tweet, conveniently promoting the clip with the joke out for anyone who happened to miss it, tags ABC and Kimmel, and declares that she has reported it to the Capitol Police.

There are certainly conversations we could be having about jokes like this, in a culture that has embedded slapping as a shorthand for misogyny and violence against women, but Greene isn’t focusing on that — she just wants to rebrand it as a ‘threat’ and be protected from it.

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Kimmel responded in a mocking tweet, saying, “Officer? I want to report a joke.”

As far as violent rhetoric, Greene has her own history, such as campaign videos where she brandished a rifle while warning ‘antifa’ not to show up in Georgia. NBC reported last year that Greene also suggested meeting COVID-19 health workers with firearms.

“What they don’t know is in the South, we all love our Second Amendment rights, and we’re not real big on strangers showing up on our front door, are we? They might not like the welcome they get,” she told an audience.

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