Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel has laughed off Georgia Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene ‘s claim that one of his jokes was a “threat of violence” directed at her. Greene said she contacted Capitol Police to file a report while sharing a clip from Jimmy Kimmel Live to Twitter on Wednesday. The clip shows Kimmel recalling that Greene called three GOP senators supporting Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court nomination “pro-pedophile.” He then refers to Will Smith’s Oscars slap of Chris Rock by asking, “Where is Will Smith when you really need him?” “@ABC, this threat of violence against me by @jimmykimmel has been filed with the @CapitolPolice,” Greene tweeted alongside the clip, taken from Kimmel’s Tuesday night monologue. “Officer? I would like to report a joke,” Kimmel responded . After being contacted by Newsweek for comment, Capitol Police said in a statement, “We cannot confirm or discuss any potential investigations.” Greene’s office said in a statement to Newsweek: “Our office takes all threats of violence towards the Congresswoman very seriously. Last night, Jimmy Kimmel called for violence to be committed against Congresswoman Greene. It will not be tolerated.” A now-infamous slap from this year’s Academy Awards ceremony… Read full this story
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