Greene thanks Gaetz for defending her over Jimmy Kimmel Joke

  • On Thursday, Marjorie Taylor Greene thanked Matt Gaetz for defending her as “a man.”
  • “Because we need to recognize that women are the weaker sex,” Greene said.
  • The comments came after talk show host Jimmy Kimmel made a joke about Will Smith punching Greene.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene thanked fellow Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz for defending her as “a man” after talk show host Jimmy Kimmel joked about him getting actor Will Smith to kill her to beat.

“Matt, I’m really grateful to you, as in your character and as a man who stands up and defends me as a woman. Because we need to recognize that women are the weaker sex and men are stronger than us.” Greene said on Thursday’s episode of Gaetz’s Firebrand podcast.

“And, you know, in my family, if my husband would have been there and shouted out to Jimmy Kimmel or any other man that I should be punched by another man,” Greene said. “My husband, he wouldn’t have tolerated that and he probably would have taken action against him and rightly so because men are supposed to defend women.”

Kimmel provoked Greene’s ire this week when he made a joke about the congresswoman on his show Tuesday night. During his monologue, Kimmel criticized Greene for calling senators who voted to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson “pro-pedophile.”

“Where’s Will Smith when you need him?” Kimmel said, referring to the moment the actor took the stage at the Oscars and punched comedian Chris Rock.

During his podcast on Thursday, Gaetz addressed Kimmel’s joke, calling the late-night host an “idiot.” He added that if the joke had been made by a conservative comedian about a member of the progressive “Squad” – which includes Democratic lawmakers like Reps Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar – there would have been “mass outrage.”

“By the way, Jimmy Kimmel, not only would Marjorie Taylor Greene’s husband make quick work of you — Marjorie Taylor Greene would make quick work of you,” Gaetz said, responding to Kimmel’s joke.

“And if you don’t believe that, you could ask the Marines who did pull-ups with her at the Iowa State Fair,” Gaetz added. “And I suspect Jimmy Kimmel wouldn’t last very long if he were interested in using unprovoked horrific violence against this congresswoman himself.”

Greene said Wednesday she had filed a complaint against Kimmel with Capitol Police, calling the comedian’s statements a “threat of violence.”

Kimmel then hit back at Greene and mocked her with a tweet read: “Officer? I want to report a joke.”

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