In an intriguing blend of humor and modern technology, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia humorously brushed aside a possible explanation for an unexpected incident involving her smart TV.
The Republican representative reported on Twitter that her television mysteriously switched on by itself one Saturday evening in her Washington, D.C., home. The screen then displayed what appeared to be a person’s laptop trying to connect to the TV.
“Last night in my DC residence, the television turned on by itself, and the screen showed someone’s laptop trying to connect to the TV,” Greene tweeted.
In what seems like a light-hearted response, the congresswoman took this opportunity to affirm her health and lifestyle choices. She highlighted, “I’m very happy. I’m also very healthy and eat well and exercise a lot. I don’t smoke and never have. I don’t take any medications. I am not vaccinated. So I’m not concerned about blood clots, heart conditions, strokes, or anything else.”
The comment seemed to be a tongue-in-cheek nod to those who have previously voiced concerns online about potential threats to their lives.
Her message ended with a potent, no-nonsense declaration of patriotism and tenacity. Greene concluded, “I just love my country and the people and know how much the corrupt people in our government have screwed them over, and I’m not willing to be quiet about it, or willing to go along with it.”
Upon her recount of the incident, a popular theory emerged, linking the event to the capabilities of modern smart TV technology. Commenters suggested that with this technology, just about anyone with a mobile device can project their screen onto a nearby TV.
Podcaster Tim Pool was among the many who posited this theory as a plausible explanation. But Rep. Greene met this theory with a dash of skepticism and sarcasm, hinting at a deeper consideration of surveillance concerns.
“Sure. I mean, no one would ever try to spy on a U.S. member of Congress,” Greene retorted with a touch of irony. “Obviously, that just doesn’t happen. So silly of me.”
This whimsical anecdote reminds us of the increasingly interconnected world we live in, and the sometimes surprising – and potentially alarming – consequences it can bring. It’s also a testament to Rep. Greene’s fierce dedication to addressing corruption and standing strong for the values she, and many conservatives, hold dear.