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Clapback Queen: Rep Crockett Trademarks Insult Aimed at Marjorie Taylor Greene

By Jake Beardslee · May 22, 2024

Rep. Jasmine Crockett (D-TX) is moving to trademark the memorable insult she directed at Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) during a tense exchange at last week's House Oversight Committee hearing.  MCKENZIE LANGE/ Staff / USA TODAY NETWORK

According to USA Today, Crockett's campaign filed an application on Sunday with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the phrase "bleach blonde bad built butch body."  Josh Morgan / USA TODAY

The trademark application indicates that Crockett intends to use the phrase on various clothing items and accessories like hats, hoodies, socks, and t-shirts.  Jack Gruber / USA TODAY

This move comes after the 43-year-old congresswoman launched a "Crockett Clapback Collection" featuring a t-shirt bearing the same alliterative insult.  @JasmineForUS / X

The insult was hurled during a heated back-and-forth between the two congresswomen. At one point, Greene told Crockett, "I think your fake eyelashes are messing up what you're reading."  Jack Gruber / USA TODAY NETWORK

Later, Crockett asked a hypothetical question about violating congressional protocol, stating, "If someone on this committee then starts talking about somebody's bleach blonde bad built butch body, that would not be engaging in personalities, correct?"  U.S. House of Representatives / Wikimedia

While Crockett's office did not respond to requests for comment about trademark plans, Greene defended her physique on social media, saying "Yes my body is built and strong NOT with nips, tucks, plastic, or silicone, but through a healthy lifestyle."  Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America / Wikimedia

The move to trademark the insult highlights the escalating tensions between the two lawmakers and the broader partisan divide in Congress.  Jack Gruber / USA TODAY NETWORK

Crockett, 43, represents Texas's 30th congressional district, which includes parts of Dallas.  Nancy Pelosi / Wikimedia

Greene, a controversial far-right Republican, represents Georgia's 14th congressional district.  Josh Morgan / USA TODAY