'I am reporting this': Marjorie Taylor Greene slams Jane Fonda over ‘murder’ comment on abortion rights
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Marjorie Taylor Greene slammed Jane Fonda for suggesting abortion activists "murder” when fighting for their rights. This comes after the 85-year-old actress appeared as a guest on ABC's 'The View' where the discussions ranged from politics to Roe v Wade being overturned.
Speaking on the talk show on Friday, March 10, Fonda was asked what activists can do aside from marching and protesting, to which she responded, "Well, I’ve thought of murder." While the answer surely turned heads at the studio, Joy Behar tried to play it off as a joke as the audience laughed at the comment. However, Fonda looked at Behar with a serious look, indicating that she may have not been joking. Over the weekend, Greene took to Twitter to say that she would be reporting Fonda for allegedly threatening her and other anti-abortion advocates.
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Unapologetic Pro-Life Politician here. 🙋♀️— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) March 10, 2023
I routinely get death threats because of the nasty women on The View and the things they say about me.
But calling for us to be assassinated makes The View, the hosts, the producers, the network, the advertisers, and everyone involved… https://t.co/Vsa7tik8zg
'Jane Fonda your eggs are dried up'
“I routinely get death threats because of the nasty women on The View and the things they say about me,” Greene tweeted as she called herself an “unapologetic pro-life politician.” She added, “But calling for us to be assassinated makes 'The View', the hosts, the producers, the network, the advertisers, and everyone involved responsible for death threats, attacks, and potential murders of Pro-Life politicians and activists. I am reporting this," and continued, "By the way @Janefonda your eggs are dried up so you don’t have to worry about getting pregnant anytime soon, so you can retire from demanding baby murder now."
Greene went on to claim that she was contacting the FBI and Justice Department to look into Fonda. “The @FBI and @TheJusticeDept have targeted Pro-Life protestors for praying outside of abortion clinics,” said Greene before adding, “They better step up and hold @Janefonda and @TheView accountable for calling for the murder of Pro-Life Politicians like me. I will not be voting to fund the FBI and DOJ unless the two-tiered justice system is stopped.”
“Jane Fonda (and many Democrats) want you and me ‘murdered’ for fighting to protect the most innocent in the womb. Believe Democrats when they say the quiet part out loud. Sounds like they want us dead,” Green said as she continued venting about the situation on her Twitter account.
Fonda has since backtracked her statements
Fonda, on the other hand, has since disregarded her statements declaring she wasn’t being serious. "While women’s reproductive rights are a very serious issue and extremely important to me, my comment on The View was obviously made in jest. My body language and tone made it clear to those in the room - and to anyone watching - that I was using hyperbole to make a point. Women across the country are facing real threats when it comes to our bodies, and people lose faith in our mission to protect women when others choose to focus on tangential issues and passing jokes instead of the actual problem at hand," she said, according to RadarOnline.