Marjorie Taylor Greene sparks outrage after describing Caitlyn Jenner as a ‘man in a dress’
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Controversial Republican congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene has sparked outrage after she referred to transgender California Governor candidate Caitlyn Jenner as a “man in a dress” during a Twitter spat between the pair.

Jenner announced herself as a hopeful of the governor role earlier this year and would be running as a Republican.

However, her candidacy has proven to be divisive amongst the Republican party’s ultra-conservative base including Greene, who ranted on Monday that Jenner was playing into “the left’s stupid identity politics” and a “NEVER-Trumper” as well as the aforementioned transphobic insult.

71-year-old Jenner fired back at Greene by referencing a recent settlement that she made out of court with Ben Meiselas, the co-founder of the anti-Trump media organisation MeidasTouch, after he argued that Greene had violated the First Amendment she blocked the company on Twitter.

Meiselas himself responded to Greene’s attack on Jenner and also referenced his case against the member of Congress.

Many others were quick to condemn Greene for the comment, regardless of whether they agreed with Jenner’s politics or not.

This is hardly the first time that Greene has made offensive comments about the transgender community.

In February, Greene caused outrage after she posted a sign outside of Democrat Marie Newman’s office reading: “There are TWO genders. MALE & FEMALE. Trust the science!” It is well documented that Newman has a trans daughter. This came amid a row between the pair surrounding the Equality Act, which Greene had tried to block because she viewed it “as an attack on God’s creation.”

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