Georgia Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene criticized Democratic President Joe Biden's plan to forgive some student loan debt, saying the move is "rewarding" people who want her "murdered."
Greene made the absurd claim shortly after she announced law enforcement arrived at her home this week because someone made a prank call to emergency services. An unknown caller had alleged a male had been shot five times in a bathtub at Greene’s home.
Greene now appears to be capitalizing on the incident, saying in a Wednesday night appearance on Real America's Voice that student loan forgiveness helps Democratic voters, specifically "the ones that basically hate me and would love to see me murdered in some sort of swatting raid."
You can hear what Greene said in the video below.
"You can't afford groceries and you can't afford gas and here comes the Democrats basically rewarding their Ivy League Democrat voters, you know, the ones that basically hate me and would love to see me murdered in some sort of swatting raid and fully support the maniac that called and did that to me last night."
After making a transphobic remark that people who've taken out student loans "are probably trying to talk one of their kids into changing their gender, which is absolutely sick and disgusting," she added:
"I think everyone should be upset about this and, again, Joe Biden is off the rails."
You know, and I'll say it again. I say it over and over again: Impeach Joe Biden."
"Because I believe people should be fired when they do a bad job."
Greene has repeatedly called for Biden to be impeached, particularly over his administration's handling of evacuations from Afghanistan.
She failed to mention former Republican President Donald Trump negotiated an agreement to withdraw from Afghanistan and he released thousands of Taliban leaders from prison as part of his withdrawal deal.
Despite her stridency, Greene expressed annoyance with many fellow Republicans who admonished her for moving too quickly to impeach Biden without any viable charges and without going through the proper channels.
Her comments have now made her the target of heavy criticism online.
Biden's decision has been hailed for helping borrowers with lower credit scores and opening up the opportunity for millions of people to catch up on rent and utility bills as well as save money that would have otherwise gone to their student loans.
The plan forgives $10,000 - $20,000 for individuals making less than $125,000, or couples making less than $250,000. According to the White House, the overwhelming majority of student loan relief will benefit those earning less than $75,000 a year, and no one in the top five percent of wage earners will benefit from the plan.
The plan—which also extends the pause on student loan debt repayments to December 31, 2022—is projected to cost the federal government around $244 billion. Forgiveness for those who've received Pell Grants will cost an additional $120 billion.
In his remarks while announcing the decision, Biden said canceling some debt would allow many people to "finally crawl out from under that mountain of debt to get on top of their rent and utilities, to finally think about buying a home or starting a family or starting a business."
Greene was earlier trolled by the White House Twitter account after she suggested the plan is nothing more than an attempt to curry favor with liberal voters ahead of November's midterm elections.
The White House quickly pointed out Greene had $183,504 in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans—which are backed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and were designed to help businesses keep their workforce employed earlier during the COVID-19 pandemic—forgiven by the government.