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??”
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.”