House committee meeting devolves into chaos as AOC, Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Jasmine Crockett throw insults: 'Baby girl, Don't even play'

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By Asiya Ali

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A house hearing derailed into chaos after Marjorie Taylor Greene, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Jasmine Crockett got into a heated exchange.

The House Oversight Committee proceedings took place on Thursday night (May 16) and were supposed to resolve whether Attorney General Merrick Garland was to be held in contempt of Congress.

However, the evening session spiraled out of control with lawmakers yelling over one another and hurling insults, leaving Chairman James Comer struggling to maintain order.

Watch the moment below:

The disarray began after Greene brought up the daughter of the Manhattan judge presiding over ex-President Donald Trump’s hush money trial, and then launched a personal attack on democrat Crockett's appearance.

“I’d like to know if any of the Democrats on this committee are employing Judge [Juan] Merchan’s daughter,” the 49-year-old Republican asked, as reported by The New York Post.

Crockett, 43, demanded that Greene explain “what that has to do with Merrick Garland,” and asked the controversial politician: “Do you know what we’re here for?”

“I think you know what you’re here for,” Greene hit back. “I think your fake eyelashes are messing up what you’re reading.” 

Chaos erupted after Greene insulted the physical appearance of Crockett. Credit: Tom Williams / Getty

Disorder erupted in the chamber over the remark as democratic ranking member Jamie Raskin interjected: “That’s beneath even you Ms. Greene!” while the chairman of the panel repeatedly slammed his gavel.

“That is absolutely unacceptable!” Ocasio-Cortez, 34, exclaimed at Greene, as she demanded that her comments be stricken from the record. "How dare you attack the physical appearance of another person!” she added. 

Greene then sneered at Ocasio-Cortez’s anger, saying: “Are your feelings hurt? Aww,” to which the democrat slammed: “Oh girl, baby girl! Don’t even play!”

“Oh, Really? Baby girl? I don’t think so,” Greene fired back before later agreeing to strike her words. But she still refused to apologize to Crockett and challenged AOC to a debate instead.

“Why don’t you debate me,” the Georgia Republican demanded. “I think it’s pretty self-evident,” AOC hit back.

“Yeah, you don’t have enough intelligence,” Greene insulted, resulting in more groans across the chamber and additional requests to strike her words.

Ocasio-Cortez came to Crockett’s defense during the verbal tussle. Credit: Anadolu / Getty

When things appeared to be settling down, more disorder ensued when Crockett asked if a hypothetical comment - which seemed to be a veiled jab at Greene - would break Congressional protocol.

“I’m just curious. To better understand your ruling, if someone on this committee then starts talking about somebody’s bleached blonde, bad-built, butch body, that would not be engaging in personalities, correct?” Crockett asked.

“A what now?” the confused chairman responded. “I have no idea what you just said,” he added.

At that point, Rep. Anna Paulina Luna chimed in, asking to strike Crockett’s words and telling her to "calm down".

"Don’t tell me to calm down,” Crockett responded. "If I come and talk s**t about her y'all gonna have a problem,” she pointed out.

Greene was criticized for her remarks during the hearing. Credit: Tom Williams / Getty

The chaotic stretch of the hearing, which started roughly 30 minutes into the proceedings, finally concluded after the panel voted to allow Greene to continue speaking.

The panel also voted along party lines to send the contempt of Congress resolution against Garland to the full House of Representatives.

Featured image credit: Kent Nishimura / Getty

House committee meeting devolves into chaos as AOC, Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Jasmine Crockett throw insults: 'Baby girl, Don't even play'

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By Asiya Ali

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A house hearing derailed into chaos after Marjorie Taylor Greene, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Jasmine Crockett got into a heated exchange.

The House Oversight Committee proceedings took place on Thursday night (May 16) and were supposed to resolve whether Attorney General Merrick Garland was to be held in contempt of Congress.

However, the evening session spiraled out of control with lawmakers yelling over one another and hurling insults, leaving Chairman James Comer struggling to maintain order.

Watch the moment below:

The disarray began after Greene brought up the daughter of the Manhattan judge presiding over ex-President Donald Trump’s hush money trial, and then launched a personal attack on democrat Crockett's appearance.

“I’d like to know if any of the Democrats on this committee are employing Judge [Juan] Merchan’s daughter,” the 49-year-old Republican asked, as reported by The New York Post.

Crockett, 43, demanded that Greene explain “what that has to do with Merrick Garland,” and asked the controversial politician: “Do you know what we’re here for?”

“I think you know what you’re here for,” Greene hit back. “I think your fake eyelashes are messing up what you’re reading.” 

Chaos erupted after Greene insulted the physical appearance of Crockett. Credit: Tom Williams / Getty

Disorder erupted in the chamber over the remark as democratic ranking member Jamie Raskin interjected: “That’s beneath even you Ms. Greene!” while the chairman of the panel repeatedly slammed his gavel.

“That is absolutely unacceptable!” Ocasio-Cortez, 34, exclaimed at Greene, as she demanded that her comments be stricken from the record. "How dare you attack the physical appearance of another person!” she added. 

Greene then sneered at Ocasio-Cortez’s anger, saying: “Are your feelings hurt? Aww,” to which the democrat slammed: “Oh girl, baby girl! Don’t even play!”

“Oh, Really? Baby girl? I don’t think so,” Greene fired back before later agreeing to strike her words. But she still refused to apologize to Crockett and challenged AOC to a debate instead.

“Why don’t you debate me,” the Georgia Republican demanded. “I think it’s pretty self-evident,” AOC hit back.

“Yeah, you don’t have enough intelligence,” Greene insulted, resulting in more groans across the chamber and additional requests to strike her words.

Ocasio-Cortez came to Crockett’s defense during the verbal tussle. Credit: Anadolu / Getty

When things appeared to be settling down, more disorder ensued when Crockett asked if a hypothetical comment - which seemed to be a veiled jab at Greene - would break Congressional protocol.

“I’m just curious. To better understand your ruling, if someone on this committee then starts talking about somebody’s bleached blonde, bad-built, butch body, that would not be engaging in personalities, correct?” Crockett asked.

“A what now?” the confused chairman responded. “I have no idea what you just said,” he added.

At that point, Rep. Anna Paulina Luna chimed in, asking to strike Crockett’s words and telling her to "calm down".

"Don’t tell me to calm down,” Crockett responded. "If I come and talk s**t about her y'all gonna have a problem,” she pointed out.

Greene was criticized for her remarks during the hearing. Credit: Tom Williams / Getty

The chaotic stretch of the hearing, which started roughly 30 minutes into the proceedings, finally concluded after the panel voted to allow Greene to continue speaking.

The panel also voted along party lines to send the contempt of Congress resolution against Garland to the full House of Representatives.

Featured image credit: Kent Nishimura / Getty