Georgia Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene was mocked online after she criticized Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis' indictment of former President Donald Trump, saying Willis should be "going after" rapists instead.
Greene's comments came after a grand jury in Georgia investigating Trump's attempts to overturn the 2020 election result handed up a criminal indictment that resulted in more charges for the ex-President.
Trump and 18 of his associates—including his attorney Rudy Giuliani and former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows—have been charged under Georgia's anti-racketeering law, marking the fourth time Trump has been indicted this year.
But Greene's hilariously tone-deaf complaint ignored the fact that by going after Trump, Willis was arguably doing just that: going after a rapist.
Trump has had at least 19 women accuse him of sexual misconduct. In fact, earlier this year, Trump was found liable for sexual abuse in a New York lawsuit filed by writer E. Jean Carroll, who accused Trump of raping her in a Manhattan department store in the 1990s.
You can hear what Greene said in the video below.
During an appearance with Newsmax personality Rob Schmitt, Greene critiqued Atlanta's crime rate and claimed that Georgia was dealing with predators and traffickers who pose a graver threat to the state than Trump himself:
"I want to tell you something about Atlanta, Rob, and it's very important for people to know. Atlanta has some of the highest crime in the country. Murder, rape, carjacking—and the state of Georgia is one of the worst states in the country for child sex trafficking."
"Fani Willis should be going after child sex predators and traffickers. Fani Willis should be going after murderers, rapists, car thieves."
Greene's remarks were met with bemusement and criticism, as observers highlighted the apparent disconnect between her comments and the ongoing legal battles involving Trump.
In her lawsuit against Trump, Carroll detailed the alleged assault, and in May, a jury found Trump liable for sexual abuse. The judge's recent decision also rejected Trump's defamation counterclaim, stating that Carroll's assertion that Trump raped her was "substantially true."
Judge Lewis Kaplan notably wrote in his ruling that "Trump did in fact 'rape' Ms. Carroll as that term commonly is used and understood in contexts outside of the New York Penal Law." This verdict aligned with a series of allegations against Trump by multiple women.
Greene was swiftly criticized for her remarks.
The Georgia indictment is the most comprehensive look into Trump's efforts to overturn the state's 2020 election result.
In a post on Truth Social, Trump detailed his plans to present a "large, complex, detailed, but irrefutable" report during a press conference in Bedminster, New Jersey, next Monday.
Trump asserted that the report's results would lead to charges being dropped against him and others, and ultimately to a "complete exoneration."