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Jasmine Crockett on Marjorie Taylor Greene: ‘I’d be hard-pressed to find someone dumber’

By Jake Beardslee · June 22, 2024

In a recent appearance on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Representative Jasmine Crockett (D-Texas) made pointed remarks about her House colleague, Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), suggesting a lack of intellectual capability.  Josh Morgan / USA TODAY NETWORK

When asked by host Jimmy Kimmel if Greene was "the dumbest person in the House of Representatives," Crockett responded, "I'd be hard-pressed to find someone dumber."  Jack Gruber / USA TODAY

The comment comes in the wake of a heated exchange between the two representatives during a late-night House hearing last month.  Josh Morgan / USA TODAY

The hearing, which was intended to focus on Attorney General Merrick Garland and a potential contempt of Congress charge, quickly devolved into personal attacks.  Jay Janner / American-Statesman / USA TODAY NETWORK

Crockett explained the situation to Kimmel, stating, "And the hearing was supposed to be about the AG, right? So, we're supposed to be talking about AG Merrick Garland. And she starts talking about Judge [Juan] Merchan."  GABY VELASQUEZ/ EL PASO TIMES / USA TODAY NETWORK

Judge Merchan, who presided over former President Trump's hush money trial in New York, became an unexpected topic of discussion during the hearing. This departure from the intended subject matter apparently frustrated Crockett.  Bob Daemmrich for American-Statesman via Imagn Content Services, LLC

"So, now I'm upset 'cause it's already late at night, [I've] been here all day, ready to work, y'all aren't here. And you're still talking about that failed trial. So, I had to ask her if she understood, 'cause she's not the brightest," Crockett elaborated.   Jack Gruber / USA TODAY

As of now, Representative Greene has not publicly responded to Crockett's comments on the late-night show.