White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders offered tough advice Thursday to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler: resign.
Sanders’ scathing rebuke came after the Democratic congressman derailed a scheduled hearing with Attorney General Bill Barr by making the extraordinary demand that staff attorneys participate in questioning Barr.
In response to Nadler’s demand, Barr declined to appear, leading Nadler to conduct proceedings against an empty chair.
Asked about Barr’s refusal to testify, Sanders placed the blame on Nadler and fellow Democrats for changing “the rules middle of the game.”
“If [Nadler] and his committee aren’t capable of actually asking the attorney general questions themselves and need to staff that out, it seems like a pretty pathetic moment for the chairman of that committee,” Sanders said.
“If…he’s not capable of asking the attorney general questions, maybe he should step down or resign and allow somebody else that can.”
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