- The Washington Times - Saturday, May 18, 2024

Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is fielding fire because she snarked at a fellow House member, namely, Democrat Jasmine Crockett, that her “fake eyelashes” were quite possibly preventing her from seeing clearly.

But Greene didn’t throw the first dart. Crockett did. And as usual, that little nugget of truth is being ignored by a flurry of left-leaning journalists who go to work each day longing for the opportunity to report negatively against some member of the Republican Party, the more MAGA-like the better.

Greene, during a House Oversight Committee to discuss Attorney General Merrick Garland’s contempt of Congress, was raising a point Crockett didn’t like, or didn’t agree with, or didn’t understand — namely, the link between Judge Juan Merchan’s daughter and Democrats on the committee who may or may not be employing his daughter at a time when Donald Trump is standing before the judge on as-yet-to-be-made-evident (a.k.a. sham) charges aimed at destroying his chances for the White House. So Crockett, a newbie lawmaker, and therefore a very useful tool for the left, addressed Greene directly and in a patronizing tone, and asked her: “Do you know what we’re here for? You know we’re here about A.G. …”

Greene then answered Crockett: “Do you know what we’re here for?”

And Crockett back to Greene: “Well, you da one talking about — I guess you think …” 

Then Greene cut her off and said: “I think your fake eyelashes are messing up what you’re reading.”

That’s where most in the media picked up — pointing to Greene for going off-topic and sparking chaos in the House for making derogatory comments about a fellow female congressional member’s physical appearance.

It only got ghetto from there.

Valley of the dolls’ Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rolled out her feigned, faked, supercharged, hyper outrage, calling Greene’s remark “absolutely unacceptable” and going all Greta Thunberg-y on her — “How dare you!” Ocasio-Cortez then demanded Greene’s words be struck — “move her words down” was the actual phrase she used. Then when Greene, asked “Are your feelings hurt?” — Ocasio-Cortez started with the street talk, “Oh girl, oh baby girl, don’t even play.”

Things went on a bit this way, with Ocasio-Cortez demanding Greene apologize and demanding Greene’s words be erased from the record and demanding free daycare for all the baby daddies’ mommas in her district — she went a little off-topic, too — and then Crockett (remember Crockett?) jumped back into the mix.

“I’m just curious,” she said, to Chairman James Comer, after he issued a ruling she didn’t like, didn’t agree with or didn’t understand, “if someone on this committee starts talking about somebody’s bleach blonde bad built butch body, that would not be engaging in personalities, correct?”

What now? 

Yes. That’s what Comer said, too.

“What now?” he asked.

“I’m just trying to get clarification,” Crockett went on.

Then Republican Rep. Anna Paulina Luna weighed in and tried to get matters to move along, after which Crockett, upset because she wasn’t getting her way on a matter she didn’t like, didn’t agree with or didn’t understand, started shouting; after which Luna told her to calm down; after which Crockett’s voice grew louder and louder; after which Luna told her to calm down; after which Crockett shouted, “No!”

Yada yada.

Blather blather.

Democrats shouldn’t start crap they can’t finish.

If newbie Crockett didn’t want to become the center of attention and start a political fire, she wouldn’t have spoken so arrogantly to Greene in the first place.

If doll-eyed Ocasio-Cortez didn’t want to spark what she must know at this point in her congressional service was going to be a floor brawl followed by a media circus, she would have kept her mouth closed and kept out of a discussion that didn’t involve her in the first place.

Yes, Greene spoke rudely to Crockett.

But then again, some people are triggered by hubris and condescension and unjustified, uncalled-for snotty passive-aggressive attacks disguised as serious questions. So Greene can be excused for her remark.

Crockett and Ocasio-Cortez on the other hand, as well as all the other Democrats in the party who like to cry injured wolf over matters they themselves begin, ought to take a lesson and take a memo: Grow up. Grow a pair. Learn to leave the ghetto tone and simpleton street talk out of the hallowed halls and offices of Congress — you’re elected leaders, for goodness sake. And stop being socialist Marxist anti-American communist-loving bottom feeders. Is that too much to ask?

The American people, ever patient and forgiving, will settle for just the last.

• Cheryl Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com or on Twitter, @ckchumley. Listen to her podcast “Bold and Blunt” by clicking HERE. And never miss her column; subscribe to her newsletter and podcast by clicking HERE. Her latest book, “Lockdown: The Socialist Plan To Take Away Your Freedom,” is available by clicking HERE  or clicking HERE or CLICKING HERE.

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