Reps. Jasmine Crockett and Marjorie Taylor Greene highlight racial, gender tensions : NPR

Then-Texas Congresswoman Jasmine Crockett joins Democratic lawmakers for a press conference on July 23, 2021 in Washington, DC

Then-Texas Rep. Jasmine Crockett joins Democratic lawmakers at a press conference on July 23, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Crockett, now a member of Congress, verbally argued told Georgia Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene at a committee hearing last week.

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During a regular meeting of the House Oversight Committee on whether to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt, controversial far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene attacked a congresswoman’s appearance.

Speaking with Rep. Jasmine Crockett, D-Texas, the Georgia Republican suggested that Crockett’s “false eyelashes” were hindering reading and understanding the point of last week’s hearing.

In response, Crockett criticized Greene for having a “bleached blonde butcher body, ugly body.”

The exchange quickly went viral on social media, leaving many people amused by the entertainment value of witnessing the two lawmakers verbally arguing, closely resembling what is often seen on reality television.

Crockett relied on the virality of the moment. She filed a trademark application for the term “B6” and announced a “Crockett Clapback Collection” product line to benefit House Democrats.

Meanwhile, Greene protects her figure by taking pride in her active, healthy lifestyle.

Between jokes, memes and even Chesong about the struggle in Congress, are conversations about race, gender and stereotypes.

Crockett called the comments about her lashes racist, noting that black women’s looks are often criticized — whether it’s for their natural look or their often overlooked style choices. made to be more attractive than European beauty standards.

The immediate backlash in the halls of Congress to Crockett’s remarks, in contrast to the general Republican silence over Greene’s comments about Crockett’s appearance, has also drawn criticism.

Many have noted the fact that there were immediate calls for Crockett to tone it down after the attack, as opposed to a tacit acceptance of Green’s comments about Crockett.

During the raucous hearing, Crockett was repeated several times by Rep. Anna Paulina Luna, R-Fla. keep calm,” and was told she was “out of control,” even though Greene was the instigator of the back-and-forth during the appearances.

On the other hand, some people have accused Crockett of using trans language for her use of the word “butch” in her response to Greene.

Crockett said she “didn’t mean to harm anyone.” [LGBTQ] community.”

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