GOP Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene got roasted after revealing that she wrote a letter to US President Joe Biden demanding an investigation into the origin of coronavirus and saying that Dr. Anthony Fauci "deserves to be held accountable".
"Today, I sent this letter to Joe Biden to demand an immediate investigation into Anthony Fauci’s lies and his potential involvement in the cover up of the origins of the China virus", Taylor Greene tweeted. "The American people deserve answers on the Wuhan lab & Fauci deserves to be held accountable!"
However, it wasn't mainly the unlikely demands she made, but rather the deadline that she set for fulfilling her demands. The problem was that she requested "answers" to her demands be provided by the Biden administration by 31 June - a date that, according to the Gregorian calendar, is unlikely to ever come.
Marjorie Taylor Greene has requested that Biden investigate Fauci and she wants answers by June 31st, a date which does not exist https://t.co/AOBekO918m— Matt Binder (@MattBinder) June 5, 2021
Comments that Taylor Greene's tweet generated were brimming with sarcasm and jokes, with users mocking her for failing to proof-read her own letter to a US president.
We need a commission to investigate 6/31— Modest Yahoo (@AtaxiaOnline) June 5, 2021
Well at least the WH does not have to respond, June 31 will never occur.— Random Guy (@booz75) June 5, 2021
So excited for June 31st, my favorite day for the year.— Cardinal Jay (@GClarke981) June 5, 2021
Some delightfully evolved an "alternative calendar", saying that right after the White House responds to Taylor Greene on 31 June, the former US president, Donald Trump, would be reinstated in office the next day.
I’m sure you’ll have your answers on June 31st 😎— Shopgirl 🇺🇸🗣☮️ (@idnac4u) June 5, 2021
And maybe Trump will be back in office on August 32nd. 👍
The non-existent date was not the only thing that the representative was lambasted for.
You keep writing “We” yet you are the only person who signed the document. Is this you and the voices in your head each making the request Margie? #MarjorieTaylorGreene #MarjorieTraitorGreene pic.twitter.com/V3hwm88ZNo— Damon 🧢🇺🇸💉💉 (@DamonMPA) June 5, 2021
Bring it up in whatever committee you are on...oh yeah...nevermind.— Kevin 🇺🇸🌊🆘🌱🚴🏈 (@Kevinisinmaine) June 5, 2021
Taylor Greene's demands, though unlikely to be fulfilled in the way she requests, come amid a Republican backlash against the head of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Dr. Anthony Fauci, whose emails dating back to the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic were released earlier in the week. In the messages, Fauci appears to discuss COVID treatments and the necessity of wearing masks. Responding to criticism, Fauci said that the emails were taken out of context.
Criticism that Fauci faced over the emails coincided with heated debate over the origins of COVID-19, with clashes between the proponents of two different theories - one stating that the coronavirus emerged through animal contact and the other suggesting that the virus escaped from a Chinese laboratory.