A session in the US House of Representatives was marked by the "racism" debate between Republican deputy Marjorie Taylor Greene and Democratic deputy Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who taunted black deputy Jasmine Crockett by saying "I guess your false eyelashes make it difficult for you to read".

A session held late Thursday night in the Republican-majority US House of Representatives was on the agenda of the American media with the debate between 3 female deputies rather than its political content.

A debate broke out between the deputies during the session on the investigation launched by the Republicans into US Attorney General Merrick Garland's alleged obstruction of the work of Congress.

20240516 Aoc Mtg SplitAt one point in the session, Greene, a Republican known for his extreme right-wing views, taunted Crockett, a Democrat who had taken the floor at the time and questioned Garland's involvement in the investigation, saying, "I guess your false eyelashes are making it hard for you to read." The room suddenly became tense.

GREENE ACCUSED OF 'RACISM'

Crockett reacted sharply to Greene's words, arguing that these words were "racist" and that he should apologize.

Ocasio-Cortez, one of the other Democratic MPs in the room, turned to Greene and said, "This is unacceptable and disgusting. How dare you attack a person's physical appearance?" and the atmosphere in the room became even more tense.

After considering the request of Ocasio-Cortez, who argued that Greene should take back his remarks, that they should be stricken from the record and that the Republican should apologize, committee members decided to strike Greene's remarks. Greene then retracted his remarks but said he would not apologize.

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As the verbal sparring continued, Greene asked Ocasio-Cortez, "Are your feelings hurt?" to which the Democratic deputy responded, "You're like a baby, stop playing games!"

The chairman of the session, James Comer, who had difficulty managing the prolonged exchanges between Greene and Ocasio-Cortez and the order in the hall, had to issue warnings several times.

Editor: John Wickey