A leading House conservative backer of President Donald Trump, MarkmMeadows decided to let freshman Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez know that lawmakers are busy, and “we’re not just sitting around eating bonbons.”
Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows spoke up Tuesday during the first meeting of the newly Democratic-controlled House Committee on Oversight and Reform — his first joint appearance with Ocasio-Cortez, one of Congress’s newest, most liberal members.
Meadows wasn’t going to let that go. Formally directing his remarks to Cummings, he responded: “Mr. Chairman, I can tell you on all of this at this particular point, we’re all wanting to cooperate.” But he said, “Sometimes our schedules, you know, we’re not just sitting around eating bonbons, waiting for the call of anybody.”
Ocasio-Cortez then asked Cummings whether Republicans gave members ample notice for such matters during the last congressional session, when they ran the committee.