Tuesday, July 28, 2020
WATCH: West Valley Residents Are "Scared" By Protests and Antifa, Rep. Lesko Tells Attorney General (ARIZONA'S POLITICAL SHORTS)
12:30pm: WATCH: West Valley Residents Are "Scared" By Protests and Antifa, Rep. Lesko Tells Attorney General
"My constituents are scared," Arizona Rep. Debbie Lesko told U.S. Attorney General William Barr today during a contentious House Judiciary Committee hearing. Lesko then spoke about riots, looting and statues being downed, before asking the AG why "autonomous zones in these Democrat-led cities are dangerous". (The video of the exchange is below.)
Rep. Lesko's (R-CD8) opening question also received some national attention when she twice mispronounced colleague Rep. Pramila Jayapal's name while criticizing her comments about the Seattle autonomous zone. The Democratic Representative interjected and asked that Lesko at least correctly pronounce her name; Lesko repeated the correct pronunciation and moved on.
AG Barr agreed with her that such occupations are dangerous, suggesting that they supplant democratically-elected governments.
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