Rep. Jasmine Crockett slams GOP lawmaker who called Kamala Harris DEI hire

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Texas Rep. Jasmine Crockett (D) blasted a fellow state lawmaker after he referred to Vice President Kamala Harris as a DEI hire.

On Monday (July 8), Crockett appeared on MSNBC’s Reid Out, where she slammed Texas Rep. Chip Roy (R) for calling Harris a “DEI vice president.” Roy made the comment on Fox Business as he criticized Harris amid talks of her replacing President Joe Biden as the Democratic nominee for president.

“If you just listen to what they say, it will tell you everything that you need to know,” Crockett said Monday. “Number one, you can obviously see that he’s ignorant as all get-out. Number two, you can see that he wishes he had half the competency of Vice President Kamala Harris.”

“Don’t talk to me about what a DEI hire looks like, because we know that you have never, ever engaged in diversity, equity or inclusion when it came to your office,” Crockett continued. “So we know that you don’t know anything about hiring diversity.”

The recent remarks come amid calls for Biden to step down from the race after his controversial performance during the presidential debate last month.

On Monday, Crockett also slammed Republicans in Texas and Florida over their efforts to dismantle DEI measures, saying the party should come up with “actual policies, instead of going after people because of how they look or how they were born.”

“Instead, they need to focus on taking care of the American people, which means that you’re going to take care of people other than just white folk,” she added.

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