House Hearing Gets Intense

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In true Hollywood fashion, Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Marjorie Taylor Greene found themselves in the middle of a heated exchange during a House Oversight Committee meeting on Thursday.

The topic at hand? Attorney General Merrick Garland’s refusal to comply with a subpoena for a recording of President Biden’s interview with a special counsel. But instead of focusing on the issue at hand, it quickly devolved into childish personal attacks and bickering between lawmakers.

Greene, known for her fiery speeches and unapologetic stance on issues, wasted no time in taking shots at her Democratic colleague, Rep. Jasmine Crockett of Texas. Crockett had asked Greene if she even knew the purpose of the hearing, to which Greene responded with a comment on Crockett’s “fake eyelashes.”

The chamber erupted in groans, and House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer had to plead for order. But it didn’t stop there. Ocasio-Cortez, never one to back down from a fight, called for Greene’s words to be struck down and demanded a sincere apology.

Greene, true to her nature, refused to apologize and even insulted Ocasio-Cortez’s intelligence. Eventually, both Congresswomen’s words were struck down, and the hearing was suspended.

But the drama didn’t end there. The aftermath spilled onto social media, with Crockett calling out Greene for her behavior and questioning how someone like her could even be in Congress.

This exchange is just another example of how our elected officials stir up drama instead of focusing on the important issues facing our country. It’s clear that Reps. Ocasio-Cortez and Greene have no interest in working together to find solutions but rather in grandstanding and attacking each other.

We demand professionalism and respect from our elected officials, and it’s disappointing to see such behavior from our colleagues across the aisle. It’s time for them to put aside their personal vendettas and focus on our nation’s real problems. Because that’s what the American people deserve, not this sideshow of insults and personal attacks.