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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she reported Jimmy Kimmel to Capitol Police for ‘threat of violence’ after pranking Will Smith about him

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene tweeted that she had filed a violence threat report against host Jimmy Kimmel.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images, Todd Owyoung/NBC/NBCU Photo bank via Getty Images

  • Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she reported Jimmy Kimmel to Capitol Police.

  • The report was made on a joke Kimmel made about her, which she called a “threat of violence.”

  • Kimmel asked, “Where is Will Smith when you really need him?” while criticizing Greene.

On Wednesday, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia tweeted that she had reported comedian Jimmy Kimmel to Capitol Police, appearing to call one of the host’s jokes about him a “threat of violence.”

Greene did not comment further in his tweet.

A spokesperson for Greene’s office told Insider in a statement that he “takes all threats of violence against the congresswoman very seriously.”

“Last night, Jimmy Kimmel called for violence against Congresswoman Greene. This will not be tolerated,” the statement continued.

On Tuesday, Kimmel cracked the joke on his “Jimmy Kimmel Live” show. The host mocked Greene for calling three GOP senators — Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Susan Collins of Maine and Mitt Romney of Utah — “pro-pedophiles” when they said they would vote for the confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court.

“Wow, where is Will Smith when you really need him, huh?” said Kimmel, in a likely reference to when the Hollywood star infamously slapped comedian Chris Rock onstage at this year’s Oscars.

Shortly after, Kimmel also called Greene and fellow Rep. Florida’s Matt Gaetz “scum and foam”.

Capitol police have recently sought to bolster their response to violent threats against lawmakers on the Hill, following the Jan. 6 Capitol Riots. In September, Chief J. Thomas Manger told The Associated Press that the force had seen a historically high number of threats against members of Congress in 2021.

It’s not immediately clear whether Kimmel’s comment on Wednesday was considered a violent threat of force. Capitol Police did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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