WASHINGTON (The Hill) — Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) on Wednesday tweeted that she had reported late-night television host Jimmy Kimmel to Capitol Police after a joke he made about her in a monologue. Greene tweeted a clip of Kimmel making the joke, which ended with the comedian asking “Wow, where is Will Smith when you really need him?” stating, “This threat of violence against me by @jimmykimmel has been filed with the @CapitolPolice.”
Kimmel made the joke during a monologue this week on his ABC show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” criticizing Greene for a tweet in which she called three GOP senators “pro-pedophile.”
“Marjorie Taylor Greene, this Klan mom, is especially upset with the three Republican senators who said they’ll vote ‘yes’ on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, who’s nominated for the Supreme Court. She tweeted, ‘Murkowski, Collins, and Romney are pro-pedophile. They just voted for KBJ,” Kimmel said on his program, quoting Greene’s Monday tweet.
“Wow, where is Will Smith when you really need him?” Kimmel added, in reference to the incident at the Oscars where actor Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock after a joke made about Smith’s wife.
Kimmel fired back at Greene after her tweet saying she reported him to Capitol Police. “Officer? I would like to report a joke,” Kimmel tweeted.
The Hill has reached out to Kimmel and Greene for comment. Capitol Police told The Hill that they cannot comment on any potential investigations.
Jackson faced intense questioning from Republican senators over her record on sentencing child pornography offenders during her Senate confirmation hearings in late March. During the confirmation hearing, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) focused on the case United States v. Hawkins, where Jackson gave the defendant a three-month prison sentence, below the government’s recommendation of two years in prison and far below the federal advisory guideline of a minimum of eight years of incarceration.