Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she reported Jimmy Kimmel’s comments to Capitol Police – USA TODAY



U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., said she filed comments from late-night host Jimmy Kimmel to the U.S. Capitol Police that she believes are a “threat of violence.”  

Kimmel, the host of “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” joked this week that Greene was “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,’” Kimmel said.

“Wow, where is Will Smith when you really need him?” Kimmel said, appearing to reference Will Smith slapping Chris Rock onstage at the Oscars last month.   

Greene shared a clip of the comments on Twitter, adding “this threat of violence against me by @jimmykimmel has been filed with the  @CapitolPolice.” 

USA TODAY has reached out to ABC for comment. The Capitol Police declined to “confirm or discuss any potential investigations.”  

Greene’s office told USA TODAY: “Our office takes all threats of violence towards the Congresswoman very seriously. On Tuesday night, Jimmy Kimmel called for violence to be committed against Congresswoman Greene. It will not be tolerated.”

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Kimmel shared Greene’s tweet Wednesday and added: “Officer? I would like to report a joke.”  

During Jackson’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings, some Republican lawmakers accused her of being too lenient as a trial judge when imposing sentences in child pornography cases. 

Jackson told lawmakers that she ensured the experiences of victimized children “were represented in my sentencings,” in addition to noting that federal sentencing law “doesn’t say impose the highest possible penalty for this sickening and egregious crime,” among other factors for judges.  

The Senate voted Thursday voted to confirm Jackson to the Supreme Court.