Georgia Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene misspelled Christopher Columbus' name in a tweet marking Columbus Day on Monday morning.
"Happy #ColombusDay!" Taylor Greene wrote.
Greene's tweet appeared to be a botched attempt to stir the pot in response to calls for Columbus Day to be canceled over racism and violence on the part of its namesake.
CNN reported Monday that numerous states have ditched Columbus Day, a federal holiday, in favor of "Indigenous Peoples' Day" in solidarity with Native Americans. Indigenous Peoples' Day is intended to "recognize the native populations that were displaced and decimated after Christopher Columbus and other European explorers reached the continent," the network reported.
Here's how Twitter reacted.
When you’re way more racist than you are smart: https://t.co/SaDLBYH0UU— Janet Johnson (@Janet Johnson) 1633955192.0
Ladies and Gentlemen this is US congresswoman. She spreads false information, attacks the capitol, and she can’t e… https://t.co/ILWlYnTtnz— jay (@jay) 1633955011.0
I. Just. Can't. Anymore. "Colombus" https://t.co/R3wEA9vu3q— Bryce Daniels (@Bryce Daniels) 1633954990.0
Why did you delete your tweet where you couldn’t spell Columbus ? https://t.co/DXJvSl64tL— justin laser beam goldsman (@justin laser beam goldsman) 1633956564.0
Who is this Colombus person? https://t.co/vSIAXzW6nG— MaskedInMissouri (@MaskedInMissouri) 1633955595.0
When we finally teach real history - not white washed history - we will also fund programs related to correct spell… https://t.co/90B89qE52h— justin laser beam goldsman (@justin laser beam goldsman) 1633955466.0