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Marjorie Taylor Greene Slammed by John Oliver for Monkeypox Comments

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Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia for recent remarks she made about monkeypox, calling her a "danger to children" and linking her to the QAnon conspiracy theory.Oliver brought up Greene during Sunday's episode of his HBO show Last Week Tonight while discussing how the monkeypox virus is spreading across the nation and hitting the LGBTQ+ community the hardest.

Oliver talked about misinformation being spread about monkeypox and ridiculed the early public health response.Oliver's segment aired after President Joe Biden's administration on Thursday responded to the rise in monkeypox cases by declaring the virus a public health emergency.

The first case in the United States was identified in mid-May, and the most recent information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on August 5 put the confirmed case total in the country at 7,510.Oliver played a portion of an interview Greene gave to journalist Allison Royal backstage at the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit held in late July that Royal posted on the conservative video site Rumble."Of course, monkeypox is a threat to some people in our population, but we know what causes it.

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