U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., said she filed comments from late-night host Jimmy Kimmel that she believes are a “threat of violence” to the U.S. Capitol Police.
Kimmel, the host of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” this week made a joke 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 on stage 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 and Greene’s office for comment. The U.S. Capitol Police in a statement to USA TODAY declined to “confirm or discuss any potential investigations.”
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Kimmel on Wednesday shared Greene’s tweet, adding “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 on Thursday voted to confirm Jackson to the Supreme Court.