Sarah Sanders: Perhaps ‘Pathetic’ Chairman Jerry Nadler Should ‘Resign’

Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-NY, looks on as US Attorney General Bill Barr fails to attend a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on May 2, 2019. - Barr refused to testify before the committee hearing on his handling of the Mueller report, setting up …
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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders ridiculed House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler on Thursday for proposing that House staff attorneys question Attorney General Bill Barr on Thursday.

“If he 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 told reporters at the White House on Thursday.

Sanders commented on the proposed hearing after Barr declined to attend, citing the unusual step of bringing in staff counsel to grill the attorney general.

”Look, we lost confidence in Jerry Nadler a long time ago, but it is surprising to find out that he actually lost confidence in himself and his capability to do his job,” Sanders added.

She suggested that Nadler resign.

“If he can’t, and he’s not capable of asking the attorney general questions, maybe he should step down and resign and allow somebody else to do it,” Sanders said.

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