Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene faced a wave of backlash on Twitter after comparing cancer death tolls to COVID-19 and criticizing pandemic mandates.

On Saturday, Greene shared a series of tweets suggesting the government is using aggressive methods to combat COVID-19 but hasn’t tried a similar approach to fight cancer. 

“Every single year more than 600,000 people in the US die from cancer. The country has never once shut down. Not a single school has closed. And every year, over 600,000 people, of all ages and all races will continue to die from cancer,” Greene wrote. 

Greene went on to suggest that the COVID-19 mandates imposed throughout the pandemic have not helped save people from contracting the virus.

“Since #COVID19 tracking has started, 780,000+ people have died in 22 mo in the US, but more than 1 million still died of cancer. More have died in 2021 from covid than 2020 in spite of Gov mandated widespread vaccines, mass public masking, & trillions spent,” Greene tweeted.

Following her tweets, Greene’s name and “cancer” began to trend on Twitter with people slamming the Georgia Rep. for comparing cancer to the contagious COVID-19 virus.

“Please ask someone on this comically dangerous and ignorant hack’s staff to tell her that cancer isn’t ‘transmissible’ in humans and therefore isn’t ‘contagious,’” one person wrote.

Another person noted that the government has taken action to prevent cancer. “Marjorie Taylor Greene fails to grasp that the government continues to impose smoking restrictions to protect the public against cancer,” the individual wrote.

Greene’s comments come amid her heated feud with South Carolina Congresswoman Nancy Mace. The two exchanged a series of tweets and public jabs over their differing opinions on abortion and religion.

Greene and Mace were both called on by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to address the public spat.

Republican congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene has been suspended from Twitter for a week over her comments on Covid vaccines Republican congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene has been suspended from Twitter for a week over her comments on Covid vaccines Photo: AFP / JIM WATSON