Georgia Republican Representative and QAnon devotee Marjorie Taylor Greene is once again in the internet's crosshairs after absurdly claiming to feel "threatened" by transgender women.
Greene shared her fears in a tweet that, as usual, made very little sense and made absurd claims about transgender women replacing cisgender women.
Greene made her claims while quoting a tweet from Fox News host Tucker Carlson attacking Admiral Rachel Levine, the Assistant Secretary for Health for the US Department of Health and Human Services, who is trans.
See Greene's tweet below.
"As a woman, I feel threatened because biological men are aggressively replacing women."
"All of my life, as an American women, I’ve been equal in every place to men, but not anymore."
What that second sentence means is anyone's guess.
But as for the first, Greene's fear has absolutely no basis in reality. According to the UCLA School of Law's Williams Institute, which tracks LGBTQ issues, there are an estimated 1.4 million transgender people in the U.S. out of a population of 329.5 million.
Transgender people couldn't replace cisgender people if they tried.
But it surely sounds good to Greene's fanbase of cartoonishly bigoted far-right fascists, for whom the equally absurd White nationalist conspiracy theory of the "Great Replacement" of White people by people of color is gospel, and to which Greene was surely dog-whistling in her tweet.
The Tucker Carlson tweet on which Greene's tweet was based shared screenshots of two since-deleted tweets attacking Admiral Levine, one in which White nationalist Charlie Kirk lambasted USA Today for selecting Levine as one of its Women of the Year, and another in which right-wing Christian satire website The Babylon Bee misgendered Levine.
The issue of Levine's selection has had a transphobic bandwagoning effect among many on the right, a thing Greene is of course always loathe to pass up.
On Twitter, her latest transphobic tweet drew no shortage of criticism.
Greene's tweet comes just weeks after her personal account was permanently banned by Twitter for repeated violations of its COVID-19 misinformation policy.