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Jasmine Crockett—Democratic dynamo

by William T. Robinson, Jr
William T. Robinson, Jr.

Many people learned about Texas’ Democratic Rep. Jasmine Crockett because of her ‘clap-back’ against Georgia’s Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene when Marjorie resorted to a personal attack concerning Jasmine’s eyelashes. This was a move that Marjorie Taylor Greene must now regret. I guess you could say Greene has helped make Jasmine Crockett a household name while making herself the target of malicious jokes and ridicule.

Greene’s attempts to disrespect her Democratic colleagues have backfired, making her an embarrassing spectacle and a pariah to many within her party. She should have known that Jasmine wasn’t one to personally attack. Whether you like her or hate her, Crockett has always manifested an intellect and knowledge of facts that challenges those Republicans obsessed with entertaining lies, divisiveness, hate and buffoonery.

Congresswoman Crockett is not a ‘Johnnie-come-lately’ for those in the know. Jasmine Crockett has years of service as a public defender and civil rights attorney, and as a Texas state representative, she served with the goal of attaining justice and ensuring equality for all. As a U.S. congresswoman, Crockett has been keeping the public informed and educated on the bogus distractions and diversions enacted by Republicans, resulting in unnecessary congressional hearings.  She has been a one person hit squad, tactfully bringing attention to the shameless extremists in the Republican party who have been averting progress in Congress and depriving the American people of much-needed legislation.

Unless you are blind or just in blatant denial, you have to admit that Republicans have engaged in practices resulting in the obsessive abuse of power. This takes attention away from the twice impeached, 88-times indicted former president, Donald Trump. It is apparent that some Republican legislators are impervious to any facts that depict Trump in a negative light. Then insult is added to injury when Trump’s supporters personally make excuses for him, rationalizing his lawlessness, lies, and immorality.

Crockett has relentlessly called out her Republican colleagues for spouting lies, divisiveness, and refusing to work toward bipartisan support for much needed legislation. She has also called out her Republican colleagues who still dispute the validity of the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection. Crockett has addressed White privilege, the dismantling of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs, and called out Republicans for refusing to address the truth by spreading lies and divisiveness.

Regardless of what party you identify with, Crockett rallies for intellect, common sense, and logic in finding some common ground to enact legislation in the best interest of all Americans. She has acknowledged that many of her Republican colleagues have turned Congress into a circus, making it obvious that and is time to vote these clowns out of office.

When reviewing Crockett’s actions in dealing with Greene, many feel she was justified. You must remember Crockett didn’t verbally attack Greene.  She cleverly asked for clarification by asking if a “bleach blonde, bad built, butch body” would be considered engaging in personalities after Greene’s attack on her wasn’t stricken from the record. If the Republican chairman of the hearing had ruled Greene’s insults to be unacceptable and her words had been removed, Greene would not have been able to speak for the remainder of the proceedings. Thus, many conclude, James Comer the Republican chairman over the hearing catering to Greene was an instrumental part of why the debacle continued.

Those leading the narrative that Crockett belittled herself are, for the most part, hypocrites dismissing the shameless, disrespectful behavior of extremist Republicans making a mockery of our country.  Crockett’s stance illustrated that enough is enough, and it’s time for Democrats to follow suit and show that they are not weak in messaging and can counteract the madness demonstrated by the shameless, extremist right.       

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