Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga) is making headlines once again - but thankfully this time it’s for something less offensive than unhinged conspiracy theories.
The Georgia congresswoman recently shared footage of a CrossFit workout she claimed would protect her against Covid-19. Because FDA-approved vaccines and basic knowledge of the virus simply don’t suffice, right?
On Thursday, Greene posted the video to Twitter, which immediately drew immense backlash.
In the video,Greene is seen engaging in two CrossFit techniques known as Butterfly Pull-Ups and Kipping Pull-Ups. In addition to the bizarre video, Greene also took a moment to call for the firing of Dr Anthony Fauci, the top infectious-disease expert in the U.S.
“This is my Covid protection.” #MakeAmericaHealthyAgain “It’s time to #FireFauci,” Greene wrote.
In recent years, CrossFit has exploded globally, primarily for its high intensity interval training. You know the kind where individuals lug massive tires around reminiscent to Roman gladiators in a Colosseum? Yeah, it’s not for everyone.
Individuals on Twitter were quick to ridicule Greene’s form, and mocked her thinking a mere workout could somehow shield her the coronavirus.
“Note: lifting weights doesn’t protect you from COVID. Also, this is some of the worst form I have ever seen,” one user tweeted.
“Dislocating your shoulder prevents COVID?” wrote another.
We’re not sure which we laughed at more: Greene’s theatrical attempt at weightlifting, or the comments mocking her.
Greene has continuously made headlines for her insufferable behavior, which include refusing to receive the coronavirus vaccine. But to clear up any confusion, no: weightlifting does not protect you from Covid-19.
(Getting vaccinated and practicing CDC-recommend guidelines does.)