That’s what Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) did when a reporter tried to get him to comment on Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), who is facing criticism from both sides of the aisle for her embrace of disturbing conspiracy theories and threats of violence against lawmakers.
“I haven’t even looked at what all she’s done,” he told CNN’s Ted Barrett in comments spotted by Business Insider. “I’d have to hold back a statement on that. Travel in this weather; it’s been a little rough looking at any news or whatever.”
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has also done little to call out comments by Greene, a QAnon aficionado who has supported wildly false conspiracy theories, including claims that school shootings, including those in Parkland, Florida, and Newtown, Connecticut, were staged.
She has also “liked” Facebook posts calling for violence against elected officials, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
The comments have made national headlines for days, but the weather has apparently prevented former college football coach Tuberville from spotting them.
However, some of his Senate colleagues have been openly critical of Greene.