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Backlash Continues Over Marjorie Taylor Greene, Crockett Feud

By Jake Beardslee · May 20, 2024

Days after Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) made disparaging remarks about Rep. Jasmine Crockett's (D-Texas) appearance during a House Oversight Committee hearing, the backlash shows no signs of subsiding.  Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America/Wikimedia

Greene had remarked that Crockett was struggling to read due to her "fake eyelashes," to which Crockett retorted by criticizing Greene's "bleach blonde, bad built, butch body."  U.S. House of Representatives/Wikimedia

This exchange touched a raw nerve, as people are increasingly desensitized to the hostility of congressional hearings.  U.S. House of Representatives/Wikimedia

Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) condemned the incident, stating on CNN's "State of the Union" that it's "absurd" for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) to criticize his reaction.  Governor Tom Wolf/Wikimedia

Fetterman had previously compared Congress to the "Jerry Springer Show" but walked that back, saying he owed an apology to the talk show after Thursday's hearing.  PopTech from Camden, Maine and Brooklyn, NY, USA/Wikimedia

Ocasio-Cortez suggested Fetterman had become a bully who "likely would not have stood up for your colleague and seem to be confused about racism and misogyny being a 'both sides' issue."  nrkbeta/Wikimedia

Crockett explained her perspective on "State of the Union" Sunday: "MAGA has historically been on social media doing the things where they're saying, 'Oh, she's Black with lashes and nails and hair, and so she's ghetto. ... It is buying into a racist trope."  Nancy Pelosi/Wikimedia