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Professor praises congresswoman who shot back at Marjorie Taylor Greene


‘But sometimes, sometimes you know, the bully has to be smacked in the mouth…Sometimes you have to’

A Princeton University professor called Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene a “bully,” and praised a congresswoman who fought back using words.

The professor described the response by saying bullies need to be “smacked in the mouth.”

Professor Eddie Glaude made the presumably figurative comments recently on MSNBC where he is also a political analyst.

He (pictured) responded to a testy exchange last week between the Georgia Republican, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Congresswoman Jasmine Crockett, among other members of the House Oversight Committee. At one point, the Georgia Republican mocked Crockett’s “fake eyelashes.”

Rep. Crockett, who is black, said this was a “racist” statement. Glaude appeared to be responding to Crockett’s condemnation of Greene and praising her metaphorical hitting of Greene.

Glaude responded to a question from host Alex Witt on how to respond to the “incivility.”

“The only remedy actually is for her constituents to vote her out of office. I think this is a deliberate effort on her part,” Glaude, an African American studies professor, said.

“But sometimes, sometimes you know, the bully has to be smacked in the mouth…Sometimes you have to,” Glaude said.

He did not respond to a voicemail on Monday morning nor a follow-up email that asked for clarity on his comments and if he had concerns that he was contributing to the “incivility” problem mentioned in the interview.

MSNBC incorrectly titled the clip as “Sometimes the bully needs to be slapped in the mouth.”

Glaude praised Crockett for not “ced[ing] the space to the nonsense of the Marjorie Taylor Greenes.”

The professor has a history of making hyper-partisan comments against Republicans.

He has previously suggested Trump voters are motivated by “sexism,” “hate,” and “grievance.”

He also said deportation of illegal immigrants is a “terrorist act,” as previously reported by The Fix.

Glaude also said Senator Mitch McConnell “doesn’t believe…in a multiracial democracy,” during a 2022 event at Georgetown University. He used violent imagery during that speech as well, to describe how “white supremacy,” is harming America.

“At every moment when a new America seems to be about to be born, the umbilical cord of white supremacy is wrapped around the baby’s neck, choking the life out of it,” he said. “And in some ways we have to be better midwives.”

Editor’s note: The headline and article have been edited to further reflect Gaude was speaking figuratively.

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