That didn’t take long.
Freshly reinistated on Twitter, far-right wing Georgia representative Marjorie Taylor Greene launched an attack on California state senator Scott Weiner that invoked inflammatory verbiage equating homosexuality to pedophilia — and called the Democratic lawmaker a communist for good measure.
The back and forth started when Weiner, condemning a mass shooting at a gay-friendly nightclub in Colorado, tweeted that calling gay people groomers — as many conservatives do — puts a target on the backs of consenting adults who are not heterosexual.
“The word ‘groomer’ is categorically an anti-LGBTQ hate word,” Wiener tweeted Sunday. “It’s super homophobic/transphobic. It plays into the slander that LGBTQ people are pedophiles. It’s no different than calling someone a fagg*t. If you call someone groomer, you’re inciting violence against LGBTQ people.”
On Tuesday, Greene referenced Wiener’s tweet in support of a bill she’s trying to pass through congress.
“Pass my Protect Children’s Innocence Act to stop communist groomers like this from using state government power to take children away from their parents to allow a for-profit medical industry to chop off these confused children’s genitals before they are even old enough to vote,” she wrote.
Greene was stripped of her committee assignments in 2021 after video surfaced of her harassing a survivor of a Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead. She thought the massacre was a hoax to drum-up support for gun control legislation.
The conspiracy spreading congresswoman was banned from Twitter in January 2022. Her account was reinstated Monday as the platform’s new owner, billionaire Elon Musk, moves forward with plans to make Twitter less restrained.