Stephen Colbert Shreds Marjorie Taylor Greene’s COVID Argument With Basic Truth

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  • Marjorie Taylor Greene
    Marjorie Taylor Greene
    American politician and businesswoman from the state of Georgia
  • Stephen Colbert
    Stephen Colbert
    American comedian
  • Anthony Fauci
    Anthony Fauci
    American immunologist and head of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) argued against coronavirus lockdowns with a wild comparison over the weekend, tweeting that “the country has never once shut down” because of cancer.

On Monday, “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert pointed out the obvious flaw with the QAnon conspiracy theory-endorsing lawmaker’s argument.

“Because cancer is not contagious, you nimrod,” Colbert said. “That’s like comparing apples and oranges… to cancer.”

Colbert also had some choice words for Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), who this week accused Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, of overhyping COVID-19.

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This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.

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