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Dem Rep. Scolds GOP for ‘Badgering’ IRS Commissioner, Threatens to Walk Out

Democratic Congresswoman Jackie Speier followed up a Republican grilling IRS Commissioner John Koskinen by scolding fellow Republicans for “badgering” him. Speier spoke up after Jim Jordan got rather confrontational with Koskinen about how long he knew about the missing IRS emails before they informed Congress. Jordan was practically fuming at Koskinen for how he kept Congress in the dark, and after his time was up, Speier jumped in with some criticisms for her Republican colleagues.

She said “badgering witnesses is inappropriate and shameful for this committee to conduct itself in that matter” and told Darrell Issa he needs to do a better job of enforcing the rules on House decorum.

Speier even threatened to walk out of the hearing if Republicans continue to conduct themselves like that.

“Badgering this commissioner, as virtually every member of the Republican side has done, is shameful and it’s gotta stop or else, I’m telling you, one member here’s gonna walk out and not return.”

Watch the video below, via C-SPAN 2:

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