Ross: I have no clever comeback for Pramila Jayapal

Mar 27, 2019, 6:51 AM | Updated: 10:45 am
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Congress Member Pramila Jayapal. (Karen Ducey/Getty Images)
(Karen Ducey/Getty Images)

The Mueller investigation may have taken 22 months, but for Democrat Pramila Jayapal, who represents the Seattle area and is co-chair of the Progressive caucus in the House, the investigation is just beginning.

She says it’s about upholding the Constitution, but it’s also deeper than that.

“There was a time before this president when we used to look at the person in the oval office and say that person is somebody that kids should look up to…” Jayapal recently said to me.

And I said, “you’re going after a president for being a bad role model? I mean, really! Aren’t there more important things?”

“Dave, you know better…” she said.

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“This president is already shown to have lied, to have provided hush money, he does not tell the truth,” Jayapal said. “You know it’s disingenuous to suggest we should just let somebody sit in the White House and get away with whatever they want to get away with and not even investigate those issues, and I think you know better than that, the American people know better than that…”

And I tried to persuade her. I said if you take that approach, how will you work together to fix things like health care?

“Are you actually saying that you think this president ever wanted to collaborate with us on keeping Obamacare?”

And, I had no clever comeback. So I think we’ll be getting more investigations.

Dave Ross on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
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Ross: I have no clever comeback for Pramila Jayapal