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Jasmine Crockett Calls Out Republican Colleague Over Biden Hunter ‘White Privilege’ Comment

Rep. Jasmine Crockett (D-TX) went viral after calling out her Republican colleague's hypocrisy.

Rep. Jasmine Crockett (D-TX) went viral after calling out her Republican colleague’s hypocrisy over a “white privilege” comment.

It started during a House Oversight Committee when Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) called for Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, to be arrested for contempt of Congress, referring to him as the “epitome of white privilege.”

“You are the epitome of white privilege coming into the Oversight Committee, spitting in our face, ignoring a Congressional subpoena to be deposed,” Mace told Biden, who made a surprise appearance at the hearing. 

Crockett took the time to point out how offensive that comment was, coming from a white woman, calling it a “spit in the face.”

“This is something that I just can’t get over. I can’t get over the gentle lady from South Carolina talking about white privilege,” the Democrat replied. “It was a spit in the face, at least of mine as a black woman, for you to talk about what white privilege looks like, especially from that side of the aisle.”

She explained the Republicans’ lack of diversity and highlighted how the Democrats look like America – with all colors and creeds.

“When you look at the Democrats, they actually look like America,” she said. “You see, you want to talk about a two-tier justice system, and this is the only time that y’all have ever referenced it, when this country has a history, when it comes to black and brown folk, of having two separate sets of rules.”

The Republican congresswoman didn’t back down once she had a chance to respond. “I take great pride as a white female Republican to address the inadequacies in our country,” Mace said. “I come from a district where rich and poor is literally Black and white, Black versus white on most days.”

Pointing out that she was once a ranking member of the Civil Rights Subcommittee, Mace reminded the world of what she has done for Black people during her tenure in office.

“I was there with our Black and African American council members trying to get the right thing done,” she added. “And I’ve stood with those Black families because I know the differences that they see day to day in their life. And I try to do the best that I can.”

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) commented on Mace’s passionate speech, calling it “beautiful.” But pointed out that it didn’t negate that Mace attempted the “elimination of the civil rights subcommittee on this committee,” according to The Independent.

The New York State rep added, “We show up, we give speeches, we give flowery words, but at the end of the day, participate in the structural erosion of the rights and representation of people that are marginalized – women, people of color, people that just need to see their due process and civil liberties protected in this country.”

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