Former ICE director grossly disrespected Rep. Jayapal at detention hearing and she was not having it

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On Thursday, former acting ICE director Thomas Homan appeared at a House hearing on border detentions. The Fox News contributor was on the job during some of Donald Trump’s most heinous and cruel immigration directives, and lawmakers wanted answers.

Apparently Homan’s time ran out during one response, which was really more of a ranty commentary Homan was trying to make. Rep. Pramila Jayapal alerted him that it was time to move on to the next question and that’s when Homan exploded, angrily yelling he would go over his time and then shouting at Rep. Jayapal, telling her “I’m a taxpayer, you work for me!”

To say it was grotesquely disrespectful is a bit of an understatement. It is hard to imagine Tom Homan speaking to any white male member of Congress like this, something Jayapal noted in her response to this video. Watch it below:

As the video began to get attention, Rep. Jayapal used Twitter to make a statement about his disrespect of both the rules and her, specifically:

If this is the way the ICE Director disrespects rules & Congressional oversight of his agency, it is no wonder that ICE has become a rogue agency. Homan did a wonderful job of proving this point.  P.S. Also clear he can’t stand respecting brown immigrant woman’s power over him.

For his part, Homan ran back to his gig at Fox News to appear on Fox & Friends Friday morning, where he was basically hailed as a hero. That is also reflected in right-wing coverage of this same video.

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4 Comments on "Former ICE director grossly disrespected Rep. Jayapal at detention hearing and she was not having it"

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DHG
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Sir you are now in contempt and are fined 1K, jail if you do not pay.

Robert Burnett
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Robert Burnett

When these bully try their garbage, they should be held in contempt. A damn nobody, trying like hell, to be somebody.

David Bishop
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David Bishop

How did she not call him out for contempt? What is she afraid of?

Rowdy Girl
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Sitting in THAT chair, SHE has the power to fine him and have his hefty self bodily removed from the room, AND THAT IS WHAT SHE SHOULD HAVE DONE! We are wearing (for lack of a better term) our “big GIRL pants” now, so do the “big girl job”! The best way to deflate a bully is to stand up to him. Bullies are just cowards hiding behind meanness.