Two Contrasting Congressional Days

Last Friday in Washington there was evidence of why only 16 percent of the public approve of the job Congress is doing, according to a Gallup poll.

During a House Oversight Committee hearing on whether to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a subpoena, several House members resorted to schoolyard taunts and raucous name-calling. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) started it by claiming to Rep. Jasmine Crockett (D-TX) couldn’t see the resolution being discussed because “…. your fake eyelashes are messing up what you’re reading.”

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Crockett, who is Black, responded by calling Greene, who is white, a “racist.” It went downhill from there.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) quickly joined the fight: ” How dare you attack the physical appearance of another person,” she shouted.

“Are your feelings hurt?” Greene asked facetiously.

“Oh girl, oh, baby girl, don’t even play,” Ocasio-Cortez shot back, leading Greene to say, “oh really, baby girl?”

Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) appeared flummoxed, as though he had no idea how to gain control of the situation.

Order was eventually restored. House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) later issued a statement about the incident, saying he was disappointed by the name- calling and

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