In a tweet commemorating Columbus Day on Monday morning, Georgia Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene misread Christopher Columbus’ name.
“Happy #ColombusDay!” Taylor Greene wrote.
Greene later deleted the misspelled tweet and replaced it with a new one, but here’s a screenshot of the original:
Greene’s tweet appeared to be a misguided attempt to stir up controversy in reaction to requests for Columbus Day to be scrapped due to the namesake’s bigotry and violence.
When you’re way more racist than you are smart: https://t.co/SaDLBYH0UU
— Janet Johnson (@JJohnsonLaw) October 11, 2021
Many states have replaced Columbus Day, a federal holiday, with “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” in solidarity with Native Americans, according to CNN. The purpose of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, according to the network, is to recognize the native populations that were displaced and decimated after Christopher Columbus and other European explorers reached the continent.”
Greene recently made headlines after she announced that she is giving away another gun. This time she is offering up a .50 caliber rifle.
Greene announced the offer in a YouTube video posted on Thursday.
“Joe Biden abandoned Americans in Afghanistan,” Greene says in the video. “And armed an Islamic terrorist nation with $83 billion in weapons like this one.”
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During the video, Greene presents a large .50 caliber rifle to the camera.
“Biden should be impeached,” she continued. “Now I’m doing a gun giveaway of my own for Americans only. I want you to win this .50 caliber rifle that Democrats will ban if they get a chance next year.”
“Nancy Pelosi is sneaking the Green New Deal into the $3.5 trillion budget,” Greene says as she poses with the rifle. “In 2022, I’m going to blow away the Democrats’ socialist agenda.”
The lawmaker then discharges his gun at a car with the word “socialist” painted on it. In a tremendous explosion, the automobile is completely wrecked.
Browning is claimed by Greene. A gun with a caliber of 50 calibers is worth $10,000. In California, assault firearms are currently prohibited.
Back in April, Greene announced a gun giveaway, saying she will gift an AR-15 worth around $2,900 to the winner of a lucky draw.
“Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi would love nothing more than to ban, confiscate, and destroy our gun rights through a flurry of ‘executive orders.’ This is the most vicious assault on our gun rights our country has seen in decades,” read the email she sent out about the giveaway.
Mildly amusing that the gun giveaway being held by House Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene — in protest at Dem proposal to close background check loophole — requires the winner to complete a background check.
— Hugo Lowell (@hugolowell) April 10, 2021
“The radical left isn’t just coming after me. They’re coming after you. They’re fighting for their America the Last agenda every single day to plunge America into a socialist hellhole.”
In the email, Greene went on to state that she is the “biggest defender of gun rights in Congress,” and that she is “giving away the gun Joe Biden wants to ban” as part of her fight for Second Amendment rights.
‘Nut should be on a watch list’: Marjorie Taylor Greene slammed for AR-15 style gun giveaway https://t.co/rtyiHm8xQx
— #TuckFrump (@realTuckFrumper) May 4, 2021
“It’s the same type of gun the hate-America gun-grabbers in DC would love to ban if they ever get the votes,” the sign-up page for the raffle stated.
The raffle took place as the number of mass shootings in the United States continues to rise, with gun violence on the rise.