Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said late Wednesday that she reported Jimmy Kimmel to Capitol Police after the late-night host joked on-air that Will Smith should hit her.
Greene (R-Ga.) tweeted that Kimmel’s prankster — referring to Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars — amounted to a “threat of violence.”
“ABC, this threat of violence against me by @jimmykimmel has been filed with @CapitolPolice,” she said tweeted.
In response to Greene’s outrage and subsequent police report, Kimmel shot back on Twitter Wednesday evening, writing: “Officer? I want to report a joke.”
Kimmel joked about Greene on Tuesday night’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” after tweeting that GOP Senators Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins and Mitt Romney were “pro-pedophile” for saying they would vote to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson in the Supreme Court.
Greene’s comment was in response to claims by other Republicans that Jackson had previously let sex offenders off the hook with lenient sentences.
During his monologue, Kimmel referred to Greene as a “Klan mom” and said she was “particularly upset” by her fellow Republicans’ decision to confirm Jackson.
“Wow, where’s Will Smith when you really need him?” Kimmel then broke down.
Capitol Police did not immediately respond to the Post’s request for comment.
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