Pramila Jayapal: ‘We Are at a Brink of Importance Between Democracy and Dictatorship’
JAYAPAL: “My colleagues keep talking about how crazy it was that we didn’t, you know — that we wanted to have staff council question the Attorney General for 30 minutes. Let me just read a quote from a member of Congress. 'The goal of attorneys is to depoliticize the process and get to the truth instead of grandstanding.' You know who said that? Senator Chuck Grassley during the Kavanaugh hearings. And did any of my colleagues object at that time to Senator Grassley using an attorney to question the witnesses? No, they did not. I don’t see anyone on record having said that. So Mr. Chairman, let’s be clear. We are at a brink of importance between democracy and dictatorship if we ignore checks and balances, and I fully support holding this Attorney General in contempt for refusing to comply with constitutional foundations. Thank you, Mr. Chairman, I yield back."