As Republicans in Congress are called upon to respond to Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia's long history of support for deranged conspiracy theories, some are finding some pretty flimsy excuses to avoid the subject.
Freshman GOP Senator Tommy Tuberville of Alabama, for instance, claimed he didn't know anything about Greene because the weather was bad recently.
Republican Tommy Tuberville says he doesn't know anything about Marjorie Taylor Greene because bad weather has prev… https://t.co/cjyMGktMmF— Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin)1612319400.0
Here's the exact Tuberville weather quote https://t.co/qr02F5kt1N https://t.co/G9Me6OlIve— The Recount (@The Recount)1612356329.0
Tuberville's ludicrous answer was lampooned by many political pundits, including the panelists of MSNBC's Morning Joe, who found his non-answer hilariously bad.
Twitter loved Joe Scarborough's impression of how Tuberville apparently gets his news:
"The paper boy is pushing through that snowstorm, [saying,] 'Extra, extra -- come get your news from Jan. 8. Where does Tommy live? Like, in Alabama we made fun of people on the planes, but good lord. What, is there a time warp of 50, 60 years?"
Tommy Tuberville couldn't read the news because of BAD WEATHER? Are you kidding me? #MorningJoe— Lisa (@Lisa)1612351036.0
When I was a child I had to walk 30 miles in the snow to get my dad a newspaper. #TommyTubervilleWussville https://t.co/hIO5KykChO— Norm Clark (@Norm Clark)1612358751.0
Twitter immediately backed up Morning Joe, throwing Tuberville some shade for what they believed was an obvious lie.
@Normsmusic Tubberville can't ponder what to do with MTG -- his brain is full trying to figure out the three branches of government.— Eric Rosen (@Eric Rosen)1612358843.0
@Morning_Joe Why doesn't @mtgreenee come out & in PUBLIC talk about everything she believes & OWN her comments?Is s… https://t.co/c3wQqvyS1F— Sophie Katherine G. (@Sophie Katherine G.)1612351344.0
@JoeNBC Thank you for giving me a literal belly laugh this morning in your imitation of the newspaper delivery boy… https://t.co/DA0HPSZq3B— Moira Morrison (@Moira Morrison)1612362943.0
Does Tuberville, a sitting Senator, receive news differently than everyone else in the world?
@Morning_Joe Tommy Tuberville is waiting for Tom Hanks to come read him the news but the weather has slowed Tom’s N… https://t.co/LB3SYphlNY— Barry Fitzpatrick (@Barry Fitzpatrick)1612351571.0
@therecount @JuddApatow In his defense, bad weather really slows the "hear ye, hear ye" guys down. https://t.co/cPuo3tc7HE— OldSteamer⚓🇺🇸 46 (@OldSteamer⚓🇺🇸 46)1612357950.0
@kylegriffin1 Tommy Tuberville literally CRASHED the website for the Alabama Daily News because he said so much stu… https://t.co/CQzGND6vy2— 💥𝐹𝓇𝑒𝒹𝑒𝓇𝒾𝒸𝓀 THE UNION 𝒟𝑜𝓊𝑔𝓁𝒶𝓈𝓈💥 (@💥𝐹𝓇𝑒𝒹𝑒𝓇𝒾𝒸𝓀 THE UNION 𝒟𝑜𝓊𝑔𝓁𝒶𝓈𝓈💥)1612320222.0
Many Alabamans were disappointed in their Senator's behavior.
@kylegriffin1 Alabama traded a man who prosecuted the KKK for this, a football coach that doesn’t understand the go… https://t.co/66q1yoPtRl— 𝕾𝖚𝖓𝖋𝖑𝖔𝖜𝖊𝖗𝖎𝖓𝖘𝖊𝖆 🇮🇷🇺🇸 👨🏻🦳👸🏾 (@𝕾𝖚𝖓𝖋𝖑𝖔𝖜𝖊𝖗𝖎𝖓𝖘𝖊𝖆 🇮🇷🇺🇸 👨🏻🦳👸🏾)1612319502.0
@kylegriffin1 I feel bad for Senator Tuberville. Clearly, the bad weather didn't bring the newspaper to his door. A… https://t.co/euHA1y6tmt— Daddio (@Daddio)1612319826.0
This is far from Tuberville's first comment to make him seem a little less-than-genius.
Just a reminder, it's not partisan or elitist to say Tommy Tuberville, a man who spent his life on the football fie… https://t.co/UP4fg76cUb— The Recount (@The Recount)1612360406.0
@therecount That’s the kind of representation Alabama deserves, a fair-weather congressman.— Adlib472 (@Adlib472)1612357108.0
Tuberville, like many Republican Senators, is trying to avoid commenting on Marjorie Taylor Greene, but her presence in the Republican party can't be overlooked by the public.