GOP Leader McMorris Rodgers: There ‘Absolutely’ Should Be Hearings on Garner

‘I would call for the House to have those hearings so that we can better understand [it]’

GOP Leader to MSNBC: There ‘Absolutely’ Should Be Hearings on Garner Case (Mediaite)

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), the chair of the House Republican Conference, called for hearings to look into the details surrounding the death of Eric Garner and the subsequent non-indictment of the police officer, Daniel Pantaleo.

“I think we all have serious questions that need to be addressed, and we need to understand what happened, why this decision was made,” McMorris Rodgers said Thursday morning on Morning Joe. “I would call for the House to have those hearings so that we can better understand [it].”

The congresswoman also said this case has “raised a lot of questions” about the appropriate level of force local law enforcement officials can use when making arrests.

Video files
Full
Compact
Audio files
Full
Compact
Similar stories
McMorris Rodgers: ‘There Is No Room for Sexual Harassment in the Workplace’
Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Roy Moore: For the Love of This Country, He Should Step Aside
McMorris Rodgers on Ralph Peters: ‘We Shouldn’t Be Focused on Taking Away Guns from Law-Abiding Citizens’
McMorris Rodgers on if They Have 218 for Immigration Bill: ‘We’re Not There Yet’
Dershowitz: The President’s 100% Right that There Never Should Have Been the Appointment of Mueller