During a congressional hearing on election integrity in the District of Columbia, Texas Democratic Representative Jasmine Crockett fearlessly addressed Republican hypocrisy and claims of voter fraud, refusing to be interrupted by Georgia Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene.
Crockett passionately called out GOP lawmakers and emphasized the need to focus on the real issues affecting democracy. With her unyielding stance, she highlighted instances of voter suppression and fraudulent activities, citing specific examples from Georgia and Pennsylvania.
Despite being cut off, Crockett expressed her determination to continue speaking out against voter suppression and false claims surrounding the 2020 election.
You can hear what she said in the video below.
Crockett seized the opportunity to challenge Republican lawmakers' focus on voter fraud rather than pressing issues such as gun control. She highlighted the disproportionate number of hearings on voting rights compared to discussions on gun violence prevention.
“We haven’t had half as many hearings about guns as we’ve had on voting rights, and every time we seemingly have a hearing on voting rights, we’re talking about the fact that people are cheating, so let’s talk about who’s cheating."
Crockett questioned the credibility of Fox News, mentioning the $787.5 million settlement between the network and Dominion Voting Systems in a defamation case related to false claims about the 2020 election.
Transitioning to Georgia, she pointed out how the state's policies had purged 87,000 legitimate votes, reinforcing her argument against emulating such practices.
Even as Greene attempted to interrupt Crockett during her remarks on Georgia, the Texas representative stood her ground.
Refusing to yield, Crockett presented evidence from various media outlets to support her claims:
“There also was this article because I don’t want us to base anything on Georgia at all. Please, Jesus, not Georgia. Because Georgia purged 87,000 votes."
“I’m reclaiming my time. All right, so there were 87,000 people that were purged that were legitimate voters, so no we don’t want to copy off of Georgia."
“Also, another GOP voter admits he committed fraud. Another one in Pennsylvania, man who admits he voted for Trump with his dead mom’s name because he listened to too much propaganda.”
Following the hearing, Crockett took to Twitter to express her determination to further discuss the topic if given the opportunity.
She later directed criticism toward Greene, writing:
"I never have enough time to run down the hypocrisy of the GOP [and] Marjorie Taylor Greene interrupted as I was bringing the GOP cheating receipts!"
Many praised Crockett for speaking out.
Republicans used the hearing to advance claims that Washington D.C., the nation's capital, is a hotbed for voter fraud and foreign influence.
By highlighting instances of voter suppression and fraudulent activities, Crockett emphasized the need for evidence-based discussions on election integrity.
Crockett's refusal to yield and her determination to continue advocating for voting rights underscore the importance of holding accountable those who spread false narratives.