Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker caused Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee to suffer a meltdown during his confirmation hearing on Friday — and it was all caught on video.
When Whitaker wondered aloud whether or not Lee’s time had been “restored,” the Democrat lawmaker lost it.
“Mr. attorney general, we’re not joking here. And your humor is not acceptable,” Lee shouted.
She continued: “You are here because we have a constitutional duty to ask questions, and the Congress has the right to establish government rules. The rules are that you are here, and I need to have my time restored so that you can behave appropriately, I will behave appropriately as a member of the Judiciary Committee.”
Watch the explosive moment below:
At another point in the hearing, Whitaker pushed back against media reports that President Donald Trump once lashed out at him over Michael Cohen's guilty plea. In other words, the media has been publishing more fake news.
"Did the president lash out at you? ... Sir, answer the question, yes or no," a Democrat asked him.
"No, he did not," Whitaker responded.
When asked if anyone lashed out at him on the president's "behalf," Whitaker again responded: "No."
He was smacking down Democrats all day.
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