Insults, attacks, fights; chaos erupts in Congress

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Chaos reigned during a House Oversight Committee hearing on Thursday after Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene mocked a Democratic lawmaker over her eyelashes.

The personal attack, which was directed at Texas Congresswoman Jasmine Crockett, was leveled while the committee considered a resolution to recommend that U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland be found in contempt of Congress over defying a congressional subpoena.

Early on in the hearing, Democrats, including Ranking Member Jamie Raskin, denounced Republicans for delaying the hearing while several GOP members attended former President Donald Trump’s business fraud trial in New York City. Raskin’s comments were repeatedly interrupted by Greene, which eventually devolved into the congresswoman getting into testy exchanges with other Democrats on the committee.

At one point, Greene directs a question across the aisle, asking if any Democratic members “are employing” the daughter of New York State Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan, who is overseeing Trump’s criminal case. Crockett responded, “What does that have to do with Garland? Do you know what we’re here for?”

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



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