Members of the so-called “Squad” threw a collective and stunningly hypocritical fit Wednesday after a House Republican confronted an aggressive, yelling female witness and innocently called her “boo.”
During the confrontation, Rep. Clay Higgins sought to obtain some legitimate answers from anti-oil/gas zealot Raya Salter of the so-called Energy Justice Law and Policy Center, but she kept spouting nonsense answers.
Worse, she kept raising her voice and rudely yelling at Higgins.
Watch the back-and-forth exchange below:
This is what Democrats support – total and immediate elimination of American oil and gas production. Watch my exchange with an unhinged climate activist from today’s @GOPoversight Committee hearing. pic.twitter.com/P5nOuYoNqj
— Rep. Clay Higgins (@RepClayHiggins) September 15, 2022
Notice two things. One, Higgins raised his own voice in response to Salter raising her voice first. And two, at one point Higgins said, “My good lady, I’m trying to give you the floor, boo.” Remember this.
The confrontation started with Higgins saying, “Everything you have — your clothes, your glasses, the car you got here on, your phone, the table you’re sitting at, the chair, the carpet under your feet — everything you’ve got is petrochemical products. What would you do with that? Tell the world.”
Salter is a radical climate change activist who wants to rid the world of oil/gas, and so Higgins was asking her how exactly she’d accomplish this given that the world runs on oil/gas. But she refused to answer the question, preferring instead to turn it back on the congressman.
“If I had that power in the world … actually, I don’t need that power, because what I would do is I would ask you, sir, from Louisiana to search your heart and understand why the EPA knows that toxic petrochemical facilities are some of the most toxic polluting facilities in the world and are killing black people throughout Louisiana,” she said.
As Salter spoke, Higgins tried to cut in to remind her that he was asking her what SHE would do, but this apparently enraged her, because she responded by drastically raising her voice.
That’s when Higgins cut in again and said, “My good lady, I’m trying to give you the floor, boo.”
Yet despite him having given her the floor, she continued spouting non-answer answers, prompting Higgins to eventually conclude, “You’ve got no answer do you, young lady?”
Now fast-forward to what happened after the confrontation: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the lead member of the so-called “Squad,” threw a loud temper tantrum. Why? Because Higgins had dared to raise his voice at Salter.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) September 16, 2022
“I just want you to know that in the four years that I have sat on this committee I have never seen members of Congress, Republican or Democrat disrespect a witness in the way that I have seen them disrespect you today,” the congresswoman whined.
“I do not care what party they are in, I’ve never seen anything like that. And for the gentleman of Louisiana, and the comfort that he felt in yelling at you like that, there’s more than one way to get a point across.”
She loudly and angrily added, “Frankly, men who treat women like that in public, I fear how they treat them in private. We can be better than this. We don’t have to resort to yelling.”
Notice how she herself started yelling during her rant — just like Salter.
Critics were quick to seize on this:
The young activist was the one yelling … and being a Karen
— SwanC (@SwanC30905295) September 16, 2022
AOC chiding about yelling? LOL. She’s a professional yeller/ranter.
— karen yochim (@swampmysteries2) September 16, 2022
We don’t have to resort to yelling as she smacks the table and notices she is yelling.
— The Mb (@EnbMike) September 16, 2022
Are we just going to ignore the fact that she started yelling at him first? Cry bullies, no sale.
— Bruh (@Dontgroommebro) September 16, 2022
And imagine that a democrat attacking one side and failing to mention that the witness started yelling at him first getting aggressive and you wanna say he was wrong and unprovoked…. Typical
— Jason (@chuckie1007) September 16, 2022
Meanwhile, on Twitter, fellow “Squad” member Rep. Rashida Tlaib zeroed in specifically on Higgins’ use of the innocuous term “boo.”
Did he just call her “boo” ???? https://t.co/R8WMoudtTf
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) September 15, 2022
Note that this is the same woman who in 2019 called then-President Donald Trump a “motherf–ker.”
Speaking of insults, Salter responded to Ocasio-Cortez’s rant by thanking her “for the support” and smearing Higgins as a “fossil fuel cron[y].”
Thanks for the support! I’m unbothered by fossil fuel cronies!!! https://t.co/gJfgwVgqBw
— Raya Salter, Esq. (@RayaSalter) September 15, 2022
This is yet another example of liberal Democrats not abiding by the supposed values they preach. Also, it’s another example of Democrats rewriting history, because anyone who watched Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings is well aware of how genuinely badly they’d treated him …
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