Posted on May 17, 2024

Crockett Says Greene Behavior Was ‘Absolutely’ Racist

Rebecca Beitsch, The Hill, May 17, 2024

Rep. Jasmine Crockett (D-Texas) said Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-Ga.) comments about her physical appearance demonstrate that she’s “absolutely” racist.

“She is racist. I mean, I don’t have any questions about that. Because, I mean, I don’t know that she’s ever attacked her own colleagues,” Crockett said, referring to Greene’s comments during a hearing that descended into chaos after the Georgia lawmaker taunted Crockett over her false eyelashes.

She noted that Greene hasn’t attacked other colleagues over their appearance, including Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), even though the two have feuded in the past.

“Her and Boebert aren’t getting along. Boebert has clip-ins in her hair. And Boebert wears lashes, too, sometimes — it looks like. I don’t know. But she doesn’t attack her for any of her [physical embellishments]. She doesn’t do that, right? But she decided to do it to me. So absolutely [she’s a racist],” Crockett said.

“She probably will raise money, because the racists are going to be so happy to give it to her.”

A meeting to mark up a resolution to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt was overshadowed by Greene’s comments and led to a string of barbs, as well as other comments about the Georgia lawmaker’s appearance.