PoliticsThursday 05.30.24

“There was a demand”: Jasmine Crockett on selling merch based off her “bleach blonde” insult of Marjorie Taylor Greene.

Rep. Jasmine Crockett on Thursday defended selling merchandise based off her “bleach blonde, bad built, butch body” insult of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene:

“When I set out to do the trademark, that is not personally done; it's done under the campaign. It was because there was a demand. I'm a business major who also is a lawyer. So, the two things came together, right?” the Texas Democrat said during an interview on “The View.”

Crockett earlier this month launched a “Crockett Clapback Collection” of T-shirts to raise money for 2024 Democratic candidates, based on her insult of Greene.

“This is about making sure that we can raise the monies. It's so that I can help save our democracy,” Crockett explained. “My money goes to frontliners, people that are in fights to make sure that we can take the House.”

The House Oversight Committee panel gathered May 16 to discuss contempt proceedings against Attorney General Merrick Garland, but it quickly erupted into chaos when members began attacking each other over their physical appearance and intelligence. Greene insulted Crockett during the hearing, saying, “I think your fake eyelashes are messing up what you’re reading,” when Crockett questioned why Greene was bringing up Trump's hush money criminal trial during the hearing. Crockett responded by, without naming her, attacking Greene for having a “bleach blonde, bad built, butch body.”

Crockett in the interview also defended her merchandise fundraising by drawing comparisons to Donald Trump selling various items to fundraise for himself and to pay his legal bills.

“There are people, such as Trump, that want to peddle Bibles, peddle gym shoes, peddle whatever it is. And anything he can sell, he’s gonna sell it. And he's not doing it for his party; he's doing it for self,” Crockett said.

Recount Wire