Marjorie Taylor Greene Thanks Gaetz for Support, Says Women 'Weaker Sex'

Marjorie Taylor Greene said that women are "the weaker sex" as she thanked her Republican colleague Matt Gaetz for defending her, amid her spat with Jimmy Kimmel.

Georgia representative Greene drew criticism after she accused GOP senators Mitt Romney, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins of being "pro-pedophile" for backing Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's Supreme Court confirmation. This is based on disputed claims that Jackson gives lenient sentences to child sex offenders.

"Wow, where is Will Smith when you really need him?" Kimmel quipped on his talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, on Tuesday, referencing Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars in reaction to a joke made about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.

Responding to the jab, Greene tweeted that "this threat of violence against me by Jimmy Kimmel has been filed with the Capitol Police."

Gaetz posited a scenario of Kimmel "engaging in terrible, unprovoked violence against the Congresswoman" before writing: "NOTE to @JimmyKimmel: Not only would Marjorie Taylor Greene's husband make quick work of you, but @RepMTG herself would make quick work of you!"

"NOTE to @RepMattGaetz—stay indoors. It's Girl Scout cookie season," tweeted Kimmel, in what appeared to be a reference to a federal investigation into allegations of Gaetz sex trafficking a 17-year-old girl.

Matt Gaetz, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Jimmy Kimmel
Marjorie Taylor Greene (C) has thanked Matt Gaetz (L) for supporting her amid her ongoing war of words with Jimmy Kimmel (R). CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images;/J. Scott Applewhite-Pool/Getty Images; Taylor Hill/FilmMagic

During an appearance on Thursday's installment of Gaetz's podcast, Firebrand, Greene thanked the Florida representative for having her back in the war of words.

"Matt, I'm really grateful for you, as in your character and as a man that would stand up and defend me as a woman, she said, per Business Insider. "Because we need to recognize that women are the weaker sex, and men are stronger than us."

"And, you know, in my family if my husband had been there and had heard Jimmy Kimmel or any other man call for me to be smacked down by another man," she went on. "My husband, he would not have tolerated that, and he probably would have taken action against him and rightfully so because men should defend women."

Kimmel continued to mock Greene on his ABC show on Thursday, when he said during his monologue that "once again I find myself in the middle of a brouhaha as I appear to have run afoul of probably the worst woman in American politics."

He accused her of attempting to gain "political mileage" out of the issue and took a swipe at how she had called "the same police she voted against a Congressional Gold Medal for defending our Capitol against the insurrection she helped incite on January 6."

"That's who she called, the people she wanted to defund," he said, adding that after "processing" how somebody had called the police on him, he tweeted back, "Officer, I would like to report a joke."

He then read out Greene's reply which accused him of using a "dog whistle to the violent left" and said that his comments would mean she would get "new death threats."

Insisting that he did not condone death threats, which he receives "dozens" of weekly, TV personality Kimmel accused Greene of hypocrisy for speaking out against violence as an image of her holding up a gun was shown on screen.

He said: "She is the one who endorsed fringe conspiracy theories and repeatedly indicated support for executing prominent Democratic politicians. Now she's dialing 9-1-1 because she got made fun of.

"She's a snowflake and a sociopath at the same time. A 'snow-ciopath.'"

In her latest tweet about the spat, Greene wrote to Kimmel that his fans "called my office today in direct response to you inciting physical violence towards me. It's not a joke. You knew exactly what you were doing.

Greene added: "@ABC and their parent company @WaltDisneyCo should not allow your misogyny & threats of violence."

Chris Rock and Will Smith
Will Smith slaps Chris Rock onstage during the 94th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on March 27, 2022. Kimmel joked about the incident in reference to Marjorie Taylor Greene. ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images