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Far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) asked a ridiculous question about the coronavirus on her recently reinstated Twitter account — and got a torrent of predictably acrid replies.
The extremist lawmaker, whose personal Twitter profile was banned for 11 months for sharing COVID-19 misinformation, noted that “so many people” still wear masks. The pandemic, entering its third year, has killed more than 1 million people in the U.S.
“I just want to ask you,” Greene continued. “If a pair of underwear, really thick ones, high quality cotton, can’t protect you from a fart, then how will a mask protect you from covid??”
So many people still wearing masks.
I just want to ask you.
If a pair of underwear, really thick ones, high quality cotton, can’t protect you from a fart, then how will a mask protect you from covid??
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) November 29, 2022
Greene says she is unvaccinated, and has railed against coronavirus vaccine and mask mandates.
While masks are no longer legally required in many situations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says “masking is a critical public health tool for preventing the spread of COVID-19, and it is important to remember that any mask is better than no mask.”
Greene’s question is nonsense. Fart molecules are much smaller than COVID ones.
“The same way socks aren’t designed to be used as a condom,” one person replied.
Added another: “Is this the kind of free speech @elonmusk supports? Asking for a friend.”
She’s comparing COVID to a fart smell. Because that’s what idiots do. https://t.co/v4y9amIoYj
— Kristina Wong ❄️ (@mskristinawong) November 29, 2022
The same way socks aren't designed to be used as condoms.
— Ralph Toivonen🌿💙💛 (@RaphMikeyTurtle) November 29, 2022
Covid travels via water droplets which are many orders of magnitude larger than the individual molecules that cause the smell from a fart.
But, science is not something conservatives excel at.
— Jason Schneider (@schneider_j77) November 29, 2022
Mainly because I don’t wear my underwear on my head. Next question https://t.co/vK7CXLBpml
— Lock Them Trumps Up ☮️💙🌈 (@Youtalkingtume) November 29, 2022
You are dumbest person in Congress. That’s amazing because there are some real idiots.
— Fred Wellman (@FPWellman) November 29, 2022
How the hell did we go from leaders like John Lewis to MTG in just one generation.
How very sad.
— Chris D. Jackson (@ChrisDJackson) November 29, 2022
Gas is a gas.
Covid is not a gas, but is attached to saliva droplets. These droplets tend to fall due to gravity, hence 6 feet of separation.
Tomorrow's lesson will be proper, frequent hand washing.
— ScReaMingWtAF💙🖤 (@philly123dilly) November 29, 2022
Why is it any of your business if people choose to mask up to protect themselves and their loved ones from the flu or covid19 or smelling your stinky farts? Myob, stop being a bully and leave folks to decide for themselves what's best for them.
— TheLastAnemone (@JoanaVotesBlue) November 29, 2022
It’s amazing you are in a leadership role. Embarrassing.
— Shaun (@BalandShaun) November 29, 2022
Is this the kind of free speech @elonmusk supports? Asking for a friend.
— Bob Cotter (@gibsonsgolfer) November 29, 2022