“Saturday Night Live” cast member Cecily Strong revived her role as Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) during the show’s latest “Weekend Update” segment, discussing the lawmaker’s decision to hang a “There are TWO genders” sign outside her officein response to a Democrat’s trans pride flag.
“You’ve only been in office a few weeks, and you’re already making a lot of news,” Colin Jost, host of SNL’s “Weekend Update” segment, tells Strong’s Greene.
“I know. They’re calling me Congress’s new ‘it’ girl,” she responds.
“Oh, ‘it’ like the new thing?” he asks.
“No, ‘it’ like the evil clown that prays on children,” Strong’s Greene replies.
Pressed by Jost moments later about why she decided to hang the sign, which many have decried as transphobic, Strong’s Greene responds, “Because we have to trust the science.”
“You know me. I’m a science person. I love science. I’m always talking science unless that science is about climate change, coronavirus, space lasers, evolution, the metric system … living on Mars, Jesus’s skin color or Santa’s skin color, by the way, which is white,” she says while wearing a shirt that reads “TRUST THE SIENCE.”
“You think I’m just crazy. Well, I’m not,” she tells Jost before taking a moment to sneeze wildly while saying gibberish.
“That was a sneeze?” Jost says.
“Oh yeah. See, when I was a little girl, I sneezed once, and nobody said, ‘Bless you,’ so a demon got in,” Greene responds.
“Colin, I can’t help it. I’m a fighter,” she goes on. “I fight the Democrats. I fight the socialists. I fight traumatized teenagers walking on the street alone. I fight my own hair every morning with a hair iron and bottle of Aqua Net. I mean, hell, I fight my own party. Those Republicans in Congress scissored me.”
“I think you mean censored,” Jost interjects.
“No, that’s lesbian stuff,” Greene replies.
“Hey! Did you hear they are trying to cancel Mr. Potato Head?” she later asks. “The woke, radical liberals won’t let him be proud of his big old God-given potato penis. But I’m the crazy one?”
“All I’m saying is if Mr. Potato Head is allowed to marry another Mr. Potato Head, I will kill myself. Is that so crazy?” she adds.
Greene generated backlash this past week after she hung the sign outside her office in response to a trans pride flag Rep. Marie Newman (D-Ill.), who has a transgender daughter, erected in front of her office across the hall from the Georgia congresswoman.
“There are TWO genders: MALE & FEMALE. ‘Trust The Science!’” Greene’s sign read.
Newman had posted footage of her installing the flag on Wednesday after Greene, who has also come under fire in recent weeks for promoting messages of violence against top Democrats and for her past promotion of conspiracy theories such as QAnon, bashed the Equality Act as “an attack on God’s creation.”
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