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 have to recognize that women are the weaker sex,” Greene said.
  • The comments came after talk show host Jimmy Kimmel joked about Will Smith punching Greene.

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene has thanked her colleague, Florida Congresswoman Matt Gaetz, for defending her as “a man” after talk show host Jimmy Kimmel joked about getting actor Will Smith to punch her.

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

“And, you know, in my family if my husband had been there and heard Jimmy Kimmel or some other man yelling for me to be knocked down 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 have to defend women.”

Kimmel sparked Greene’s fury this week when he made a joke about the congresswoman during his show Tuesday night. During his monologue, Kimmel criticized Greene for calling senators who voted in favor of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation “pro-pedophile.”

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

During his podcast on Thursday, Gaetz weighed in on Kimmel’s joke, calling the late night host a “jerk.” He added that if the joke had been made by a conservative comedian about a member of the progressive “Squad” — which included Democratic lawmakers such as representatives 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 a quick job of you — Marjorie Taylor Greene would make a quick job of you,” Gaetz said, responding to Kimmel’s joke.

“And if you don’t believe that, you can go ask the Marines who hung out with her at the Iowa State Fair,” Gaetz added. “And I suspect Jimmy Kimmel wouldn’t last too long if he himself were interested in unprovoked horrific violence against this congresswoman.”

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

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

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