Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is testifying before the House Judiciary Committee, and at this point, it’s pretty clear he knows he has nothing to lose. Did you hear the gasp heard ’round the world?
Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker tells House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler "I see that your five minutes is up" when asked if President Trump ever requested that Whitaker take action against special counsel Robert Mueller. https://t.co/2nySmKwaK3 pic.twitter.com/imwkvIn3ic
— CNN (@CNN) February 8, 2019
This version is my fav.
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) February 8, 2019
It’s safe to say that the entire hearing has been fairly contentious.
That brings me to this. Rep. Jackson Lee lost her cool with Whitaker.
Rep. Jackson Lee: "Mr. Attorney General, we're not joking here, and your humor is not acceptable. Now you are here because we have a constitutional duty to ask questions, and the Congress has the right to establish government rules." pic.twitter.com/k1dtaymEwV
— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 8, 2019
Fireworks on Capitol Hill. House Democrats are squelching the Acting Attorney General's one-liners and wisecracks. pic.twitter.com/fzWK9ni3Xw
— Josh Campbell (@joshscampbell) February 8, 2019
LOL. She’s so mad.
NEW: “Mr. Attorney General, we're not joking here, and your humor is not acceptable," Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee tells Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker in contentious moment. "I need to have my time restored so that you can behave appropriately." https://t.co/4vh4SSGWcp pic.twitter.com/W3Rd0ojZaC
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) February 8, 2019
Whitaker just KO'd Democrat @RepSwalwell.
Whitaker: "I will not be your puppet and repeat what you want me to repeat"
— Kambree Kawahine Koa (@KamVTV) February 8, 2019