Take a look at the heated exchange between the two in the video below:
Just take a look at the way Rosenstein sat there with a smug look on his face. It’s simply not acceptable for our country’s Deputy Attorney General to act this way in court. The man even laughed at GOP lawmakers and declined to answer questions that were asked by House Republicans.
The worst part? Rosenstein defended the Russia investigation at the same time that he was promising to “clean up the Justice Department.”
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein punched back at one of the fiercest critics of the Department of Justice, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), in an extraordinary and bitter exchange just moments before the House voted on a measure aimed squarely at him.
Jordan, in a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday morning, immediately fired on Rosenstein for “withholding information from Congress.”
A tight-faced Rosenstein flatly denied those accusations, as Jordan repeatedly interrupted his responses — prompting some Democrats to step in to demand that he be allowed to answer the questions.
“I think in a few minutes the House of Representatives is going to go on record saying you have not complied with requests from a separate and equal branch of government, that you haven’t complied with subpoenas, and you got seven days to get your act together,” Jordan said.
“Sir, I certainly hope that your colleagues are not under that impression. It is not accurate sir—” Rosenstein said.