House Democrats immediately launched into confrontational and adversarial questions to Attorney General William Barr at his recent committee testimony. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says that may not be the best approach.
“I think every member has a different and unique style. I think I probably would have approached the questioning differently,” the New York Democrat told the Washington Examiner on Wednesday, following Barr’s testimony the prior day before the House Judiciary Committee.
“One of the most difficult things to do in a hearing is to try to extract information from a witness that is non-responsive or non-cooperative. And so I think that every member had just an enormous challenge ahead of them,” said Ocasio-Cortez, elected in 2018 after beating a member of the Democratic leadership in a primary from the left. “One of the things that we could have expected was a very large degree of stonewalling.”