Crockett says she doesn’t regret comments hitting back at Greene

Crockett says she doesn’t regret comments hitting back at Greene

Rep. Jasmine Crockett (D-Texas) said Sunday that she does not regret insulting Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) after the two lawmakers clashed during a House committee hearing last week.

“I don’t, because here’s the thing. I signed up to be a member of Congress. That didn’t mean that I was supposed to walk into a position where I’m going to walk in and be disrespected,” she told co-host Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union” when asked if she regrets her comments during the House hearing.

Crockett also argued, to some skepticism from Tapper, that she had not directly insulted Greene with a remark about a “bleach blonde bad built butch body” because she was asking a question about the rules and did not mention the Georgian lawmaker.

Crockett and Greene were caught in a heated exchange Thursday night after Greene asked Democratic members of the House Oversight Committee whether any of them are employing the daughter of the judge overseeing former President Trump’s hush money case.

“Please tell me what that has to do with Merrick Garland,” Crockett responded at the time, referring to the U.S. attorney general. “Do you know what we’re here for?”

“I don’t think you know what you’re here for,” Greene responded. “I think your fake eyelashes are messing up what you’re reading.”

Crockett later asked if a hypothetical comment would violate congressional protocol after there was a debate over whether to strike Greene’s words.

“I’m just curious, just to better understand your ruling,” Crockett said about Chair James Comer’s (R-Ky.) ruling on the comments. “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?”

Crockett on Sunday explained that she was asking for a “clarification on the ruling.” She also defended herself for now selling merchandise about her comments to Greene.

She wrote on the social platform X that she will be launching a “Crockett Clapback Collection.” She also posted a photo of a T-shirt that reads, “Bleach Blonde Bad Built Butch Body,” which she said will be available first.

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