Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she reported Jimmy Kimmel to the Capitol Police for a 'threat of violence' after he made a Will Smith joke about her

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene tweeted that she had filed a threat of violence report against host Jimmy Kimmel. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images, Todd Owyoung/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she's reported Jimmy Kimmel to the Capitol Police.

The report was made over a joke Kimmel made about her, which she called a "threat of violence."

Kimmel had asked: "Where is Will Smith when you really need him?" while criticizing Greene.

On Wednesday, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia tweeted that she reported comedian Jimmy Kimmel to the Capitol police, appearing to call one of the host's jokes about her a "threat of violence."

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Greene did not comment further in her tweet.

A spokesperson for Greene's office told Insider in a statement that it "takes all threats of violence towards the Congresswoman very seriously."

"Last night, Jimmy Kimmel called for violence to be committed against Congresswoman Greene. It will not be tolerated," the statement continued.

On Tuesday, Kimmel had cracked the joke while on his show "Jimmy Kimmel Live". The host mocked Greene for calling three GOP senators — Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Susan Collins of Maine, and Mitt Romney of Utah — "pro-pedophile" when they declared they would vote for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's confirmation into the Supreme Court.

"Wow, where is Will Smith when you really need him, huh?" Kimmel said, in a likely reference to when the Hollywood star infamously slapped comedian Chris Rock onstage at this year's Oscars.

Soon after, Kimmel also called Greene and her colleague Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida "scum and scummer."

It's not immediately clear if Kimmel's comment on Wednesday was considered a violent threat by the force.

A spokesperson for the US Capitol Police told Insider on Thursday: "We cannot confirm or discuss any potential investigations."

The USCP recently sought to bolster its response to violent threats against lawmakers on the Hill, in the wake of the January 6 Capitol riots. In September, Chief J. Thomas Manger told the Associated Press that the force had seen a historically high number of threats against members of Congress in 2021.

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jdubb999 on April 7th, 2022 at 20:22 UTC »

Where's the FBI investigation on her? A reminder that she repeatedly makes campaign ads that are thinly veiled threats against her political opponents while shooting a AR-style and 50-cal rifles at targets labeled 'socialism,' 'gun control,' 'open borders,' 'green new deal.' In the latest one, she mentions Nancy Pelosi by name before shooting at a car labeled SOCIALISM and blowing it up. (She separately has expressed support for executing Nancy Pelosi for treason.) She also repeatedly posted images of her in dark glasses holding an AR superimposed next to the faces of 'The Squad' saying 'SQUAD'S WORST NIGHTMARE.'

Yet she is continually allowed to get away with all this. These are far easier to interpret as threats than a joke told by a comedian on TV at most threatening a slap in the face.

She and her followers also harassed her Georgia political opponent into mysteriously and suddenly dropping out of the race, breaking up his family, and fleeing the state.\_rep\_marjorie\_taylor\_greene\_blows\_up\_car\_with\_socialism\_written\_on\_it\_in\_new\_campaign\_ad.html#!

Another_Idiot42069 on April 7th, 2022 at 20:01 UTC »

I read somewhere, and I'm not sure if this is true, but supposedly - again, take this with a grain of salt - but according to what I read, there's evidence to support the fact that she may be a dumb cunt.

DoubleExposure on April 7th, 2022 at 17:42 UTC »

She is just giving Kimmel more ammo, which is great for mocking her, but the downside is that is what she wants, to stay in the limelight. I would personally prefer that these idiots would just fade away.