Somehow, when the Democrats took control of the lower chamber of Congress and installed the career moonbats as committee chairs, there was a feeling in the air that abuses of power were in the offing. Not only that, members of the Trump Administration known for their intellectual prowess were going to be subjected to questioning by, well, people not as smart as them.
In two separate committee hearings on Tuesday, that very thing occurred. One was Attorney General William Barr being grilled over the Mueller report, and the other was a more obscure happening as it was overshadowed by the Barr testimony, but still a classic.
After explaining he had a meeting to go to, Mnuchin said, “I have sat here for over three hours and 15 minutes. I have told you I’ll come back. I just don’t believe we’re sitting here negotiating when I come back. We’ll follow up with your office. How long would you like me to come back for next time? I have told you I’ll accommodate you.”
Waters said, “I appreciate that, and I appreciate you reminding us of the length of the time the secretaries have been here. This is a new way and a new day, and it’s a new chair, and I have the gavel at this point. If you wish to leave, you may.”
After more back and forth, Mnuchin said, “I would just say that the previous administration — when the Republicans, they did not treat the secretary of is the way you want to treat me, then I’ll rethink whether I voluntarily come back here to testify, which I have offered to do.”
Waters asked, “What would you like to do?
Mnuchin said, “What I told you is I thought you’d let me leave at 5:15, which is the current period of time –”
Waters said, “You’re free to leave any time you want.”
Mnuchin said, “Ok, well then please dismiss everybody. I believe you’re supposed to take the gavel and bang it.”
Waters shot back, “Please do not instruct me as to how I am supposed to conduct this committee.”
Somehow, it is doubtful that Mad Maxine knows what a fool she made of herself.