Trump-loving GOP lawmaker rails at 'communist' pope after he meets with Nancy Pelosi
Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) during an interview. Image via screengrab.

Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) over the weekend launched an attack on Pope Francis after he met with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) last week.

Syracuse.com reports that Tenney referred to Pelosi and the pope as "two communists" on Twitter Sunday, and then defended herself against accusations that she was anti-Catholic by saying that she had reverence for other popes.

"I love Pope John Paul II," she wrote. "A kind and truly holy person. He didn't slap the hands of followers."

As Syracuse.com notes, Tenney is no stranger to controversy.

In 2018, for instance, Tenney accused Democrats of being "un-American" because they didn't applaud former President Donald Trump during a State of the Union address.

"They don't love our country!" she charged at the time.

That same year, Tenney said that the "deep state" set up former Trump HUD Secretary Ben Carson by ordering a $31,000 dining set at taxpayer expense on his behalf.