Comedian and talk show host Rosie O’Donnell made headlines over the weekend after sending a Christmas Eve tweet about House Speaker Paul Ryan, telling the politician that he “screwed up” with the passage of the recent tax bill and is going “straight to hell.”
“Paul ryan — don’t talk about Jesus after what u just did to our nation,” O’Donnell wrote. “U will go straight to hell u screwed up fake altar boy.”
O’Donnell, who is no stranger to controversy, concluded her comments with the hashtag #JUDASmuch, a reference to Judas Iscariot, the disciple who betrayed Jesus before his crucifixion.
— ROSIE (@Rosie) December 25, 2017
A representative for Ryan responded to O’Donnell’s comments by telling Fox News, “We wish everyone a Merry Christmas.”
O’Donnell’s comments appeared to stem from a video that Ryan posted over the weekend honoring Jesus’ birth, Fox News reported.
Here’s that video:
At the end of each year, no matter how short—or long—it may feel, there is always Christmas. Waiting for us is that sense of wonder the shepherds felt when the angels appeared in the night sky to herald the birth of a Savior. pic.twitter.com/oFdj7EIyzS
— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) December 23, 2017
O’Donnell also made headlines last week for offering Republican Sens. Jeff Flake and Susan Collins $2 million if they opted to vote against the tax reform plan; O’Donnell’s proposal didn’t seem to sway the two, who voted for the tax bill.