Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) argued against coronavirus lockdowns with a wild comparison over the weekend, tweeting that “the country has never once shut down” because of cancer.
1. Every single year more than 600,000 people in the US die from cancer.
The country has never once shut down.
Not a single school has closed.
And every year, over 600,000 people, of all ages and all races will continue to die from cancer.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) December 4, 2021
On Monday, “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert pointed out the obvious flaw with the QAnon conspiracy theory-endorsing lawmaker’s argument.
“Because cancer is not contagious, you nimrod,” Colbert said. “That’s like comparing apples and oranges… to cancer.”
Colbert also had some choice words for Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), who this week accused Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, of overhyping COVID-19.
Watch the video here:
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.