Like all too many prominent Republicans, far-right Congresswoman and prominent conspiracy theorist Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia has repeatedly undermined public faith in the lifesaving COVID-19 vaccines, which have been proven to minimize the spread and severity of the virus that's killed more than 800 thousand Americans.
Greene has suggested the vaccines are harmful, relying on the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) to support her claims, despite it being a database of unverified reports. The Congresswoman has also suggested shooting volunteer vaccine liaisons who go door-to-door with information regarding the vaccines.
The Congresswoman is also a devout follower of former President Donald Trump, who recently made waves among conservatives for reiterating his encouragement of Americans to get the vaccines, but stopped short of supporting vaccine mandates like the ones states have implemented in some form for more than a century.
This put Greene in an awkward position.
In a lengthy Twitter thread, she detailed a call she had with former President Trump, and said vaccines were one aspect of their discussion.
Touting the "permission" Trump gave her to post about it, Greene reiterated that he believes the vaccines are safe and effective, but doesn't support mandates.
Multiple conservatives have taken this position, claiming they believe the vaccines are safe but that they shouldn't be mandated.
But for conservatives who bought into characterizations that the vaccines are harmful, as Greene has repeatedly suggested, Trump's position wasn't extreme enough.
Others trolled Greene for tacitly acknowledging that Trump is no longer President, given her vocal support of Trump's efforts to undo the 2020 election.
Trump's properties in New York are complying with the city and state vaccine mandates.