Congressional conspiracy king says it’s ‘worth investigating’ if lawmakers were drinking before House fracas

A House Democrat has effectively accused his colleagues of being drunk on the House floor during Thursday’s now infamous verbal scuffle.

As previously reported, Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene, Jasmine Crockett, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got into it during a House Oversight Committee hearing this Thursday after Greene accused Crockett of having “fake eyelashes.”

In the aftermath of their feud, Rep. Melanie Stansbury, a Democrat, alleged that some House members had been drinking prior.

This prompted House Oversight Committee ranking member Jamie Raskin, also a Democrat, to say that it may be “worth investigating” whether the drinking really happened.

“I didn’t see the drinking, [but] the gentlelady from New Mexico, Melanie Stansbury, raised it. She said there are members drinking in the room, and that’s something that is worth investigating if there was in fact drinking taking place,” he told Fox News.

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The hearing Thursday had been designed to discuss a resolution to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress for brazenly refusing to comply with a congressional subpoena. It started going sideways when Greene asked if any committee members were employing the daughter of Judge Juan Merchan.

Merchan is the judge presiding over former President Donald Trump’s hush money case. The former president has repeatedly accused the judge’s daughter of being a partisan actor beholden to the Democrat Party.

Responding to Greene’s question, Democrat Rep. Jasmine Crockett asked to know what the question had to do with the hearing’s subject matter, AG Garland.

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“Please tell me what that has to do with Merrick Garland. Do you know what we’re here for? Do you know we’re here …,” Crockett said before being cut off by Greene.

“I think your fake eyelashes are messing up your …,” the congresswoman said before being cut off by committee chair James Comer, who turned the mic over to Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

“I would like to move to take down Ms. Greene’s words,” the lawmaker angrily remarked. “That is absolutely unacceptable! How dare you attack the physical appearance of another person!”

This is when things started getting really heated.

“Are your feelings hurt?” Greene mockingly asked.

“Move her words down!” Ocasio-Cortez shrieked.

“Aww,” the Republican congresswoman responded.

“Oh! Girl, baby, girl! Don’t even play!” Ocasio-Cortez grumbled.

“Baby girl? I don’t think so,” Greene responded.

Greene eventually agreed to strike her words from the congressional record, but Ocasio-Cortez cried foul, demanding an apology as well.

Greene didn’t take kindly to the demand.

“I’m not apologizing,” she said. “Why don’t you debate me?”

“That’s self-evident,” Ocasio-Cortez replied.

“Yeah, you don’t have enough intelligence,” Greene responded.

After this spectacle, Crockett then tried turning the tables on the Republican congresswoman.

“If someone on this committee starts talking about somebody’s bleached blonde, bad-built, butch body, that would not be engaging in personalities, correct?” she asked sarcastically.

This prompted another congresswoman, Republican Rep. Anna Paulina Luna, to demand that HER words be stricken from the record.

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But the drama still wasn’t over.

Later during the hearing, Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert voted with Democrats on a motion to prevent Greene from speaking and also apologized to Congress on Greene’s behalf.

“I just want to apologize to the American people,” she said. “When things get as heated as they have, unfortunately, it’s an embarrassment on our body as a whole.”

Crockett meanwhile began yapping that Greene’s eyelashes insult was somehow racist.

“She’s racist,” the Democrat told reporters. “I get attacked all the time on social media and it’s usually by millions of people that follow her and Trump. When I say something that they don’t like … they say, ‘Oh well, look at her nails, look at her hair, it’s fake. Look at her eyelashes.'”

“That is them attacking me, really, as a black woman,” she added.

Vivek Saxena

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