Jun 6, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Milo Yiannopoulos interning for Marjorie Taylor Greene

Milo Yiannopoulos

Milo Yiannopoulos in Aug. 2019 in Boston, Mass. Photo: Paul Marotta/Getty Images

Milo Yiannopoulos, the controversial right-wing commentator and former Breitbart editor, has become an intern in Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's (R-Ga.) office.

Driving the news: Yiannopoulos, 37, announced the news Monday in a Telegram post, writing he had "finally been persuaded out of retirement," alongside a photo of his congressional badge.

  • "But my skills are a bit rusty, so the best role I could land was an unpaid internship with a friend. Pray for me!" he wrote.
  • "Mummy always said I'd end up in government!" he added in an additional post.

State of play: "So I have an intern that was raped by a priest as a young teen, was gay, has offended everyone at some point, turned his life back to Jesus and Church, and changed his life," Greene said in a statement provided to The Daily Beast, which first reported the news.

  • "Great story!" Greene added.

Flashback: In 2017 Yiannopoulos resigned from his post at Breitbart News amid a social media backlash over comments he made that appeared to condone pedophilia, per The Daily Beast. He also lost a CPAC speaking slot and a book deal.

Editor's note: This story has been unpdated with additional details througout.

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