Krystal Ball explains the Dem party infighting over Congresswoman Katie Porter.
Democrats’s seniority system enables corruption,
punishing representatives who expose corruption.
Representative Katie Porter has a reputation for being a fierce opponent during House hearings, and she reminded the country why that is again this week when she took a fossil fuel executive to task for attempting to lie to her face. The executive tried to claim that oil companies don’t have special tax rules, but Porter was there to remind him that they do, and listed the differences between their taxes and the taxes of other corporations. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.
Executive editor of The American Prospect, David Dayen, reacts to Congresswoman Katie Porter losing her seat on the House Financial Services Committee.
Rep. Katie Porter talks about using props in Congress, her bingo board of witnesses’ phrases and why she supports impeachment.