DPCC Co-Chair Lieu: Democrats Continue to Exercise Oversight Responsibilities While Fighting For the People
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Ted Lieu, Co-Chair of the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC), appeared on All In with Chris Hayes on MSNBC to discuss how House Democrats are holding the Administration accountable while also working For the People to lower health care costs, rebuild America’s infrastructure, and take on corruption in Washington. Below are excerpts from the interview. Click here to watch the video.
“Let me first make clear that the Trump Administration is obstructing every line of inquiry from Congress. For example, we want to know why is the Trump Administration suing to eliminate health care coverage for Americans with pre-existing conditions. They’re blocking us. Specific to Hope Hicks' testimony today, they were asserting something that doesn't exist. The White House attorneys and the Department of Justice attorneys were saying she has absolute immunity. That’s not a thing. No court has ever recognized it. They’re going to get destroyed in federal court.”
“What the White House is asserting is that Hope Hicks doesn't have to say a single thing about her time in the White House. That’s patently absurd. And it was so absurd that we would ask questions such as where is your office located? Objection! And finally, it got so absurd, I actually asked a question. I’m very excited that I got through. I basically said okay, on your first day of work at the White House, was it a sunny day or a cloudy day? They did let her answer that question.”