As a tampon shortage swells in the US, Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has pushed a groundless rumor that trans people are to blame.
The far-right provocateur broadcast her transphobic theory in mid-June on an episode of her podcast, “MTG Live.”
“The latest news is, there’s a shortage of tampons, and that’s probably because men are buying tampons,” Greene said, adding that there is a “war on women” and calling out places that “put tampons in men’s bathrooms.”
She followed up in a tweet: “‘People who menstruate’ can’t find tampons. Has anyone checked the warehouses at the border where all the baby formula is stocked floor to ceiling on shelves? Or maybe some men’s restrooms? Apparently they are available there.”
Greene’s supporters on the right have latched on to her unfounded claims.