Congresswoman: “I’m Starting to Lose My Temper”


by Sharon Rondeau

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (official website)

(Jul. 28, 2020) — At approximately 2:30 p.m. EDT during the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing pertaining to its oversight of the Justice Department, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA7) angrily declared during her time to question witness Attorney General William Barr, “I’m starting to lose my temper.”

As with most Democrats on the committee during the hours-long hearing, Jayapal did not allow Barr to fully respond to her questions. While he was attempting to respond to a subsequent question, she snapped, “This is my time and I control it.”

Jayapal’s district includes Seattle, where on June 8 “protesters” took over six blocks of the “Capitol Hill” district of the city, banned police officers, reportedly threatened residents and ultimately killed two black teenagers before Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan declared the area an unlawful assembly.

According to President Trump, Durkan acted because federal law-enforcement officers were about to be sent to the area to evict the organizers and restore Capitol Hill to Seattle proper.

Jayapal is serving her second term in Congress and is Vice Chair of the Immigration Subcommittee and Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.  According to her bio, “She is the first South Asian American woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and one of only 14 naturalized citizens currently serving in the United States Congress.”


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