Republican firebrand Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia called for a “ban” on Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday while labeling the VEEP a “communist.” The exchange came after Harris, whom President Joe Biden tasked to lead the first-ever federal Office of Gun Violence Prevention last month, made her own call for a ban on “assault rifles.”
Vice President Harris wrote on X – the social media platform formerly known as Twitter – “Weapons of war have no place on the streets of a civil society. We need an assault weapons ban. Congress, send it to @JoeBiden’s desk.”
Greene responded via her own post to X, writing, “America needs a ban on communist politicians like you. Shame on you for trying to destroy Americans’ right to defend ourselves while your policies have caused skyrocketing crime and our country to be invaded by criminals, gangs, and terrorists.”
Controversy on Social Media
The post by Harris had more than four million views since Monday afternoon, along with nearly 20,000 likes and more than 4,000 retweets. However, while the post also received more than 16,000 comments, many were actually opposed to the idea she presented.
A variety of memes were quickly shared that equated gun control to the efforts made by Nazi Germany to subjugate the populace of Europe, while others noted the recent raid by Hamas in southern Israel, in which more than 1,300 individuals were killed.
A few individuals on social media further noted that in addition to heading the Office of Gun Violence Prevention, Harris was also named as President Biden’s Border Czar. Those individuals saw no reason to give up their guns as the border crisis continues.
About Those “Jewish Space Lasers”
The issue of gun control wasn’t the only subject that Marjorie Taylor Greene was focused on this week. In response to a video from The Wall Street Journal, which explained on X Israel’s Iron Beam with the caption “MTG was right about the lasers after all!” she responded, “Love Jewish lasers. Space or land. Zap ’em!”
The exchange was a reference to her now infamous 2018 conspiracy theory that Jewish “space lasers” could have been responsible for the wildfires in California. The comments resurfaced in 2021, and Greene faced a wave of ridicule and criticism that the Rothschild family may have profited from the fires.
However, the Iron Beam isn’t exactly a space laser, although the Israel-designed high-wattage laser was designed to shoot short-range missiles and projectiles out of the sky.
First unveiled in 2014, the Iron Beam was developed to be a replacement for the Israeli’s Iron Dome system and is on track to enter service in 2025. Following the outbreak of war between Israel and Hamas, the Israeli Ministry of Defense has been expediting the deployment of Iron Beam and has begun tests to get it in operation much sooner.
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