President Joe Biden got some big laughs on Thursday just by mentioning a Republican lawmaker’s name.
Speaking at an event in South Carolina, Biden touted the success of his economic agenda ― and then dropped a quick reference to conspiracy theorist Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.).
“Since I took office, we’ve seen over 60 domestic manufacturing announcements, all across the solar supply chain,” he boasted. “One of the biggest is in Dalton, Georgia. You may find it hard to believe, but that’s Marjorie Taylor Greene’s district.”
The crowd laughed.
“I’ll be there for the groundbreaking,” Biden said with a smirk:
Greene, a close ally of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), last year spoke at a white nationalist event. She has also called for a “national divorce” splitting red states from blue, which critics slammed as “treasonous,” and has shared a number of wild and unhinged conspiracy theories.
Biden has used her name for laughs more than once.
Earlier this year, for example, he mentioned her name, then paused and made the sign of the cross.
“I’m gonna be good,” he said as the crowd laughed.