Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee went on an inexplicable rant about sexual harassment claims during a congressional hearing with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
Jackson Lee had just five minutes to ask Rosenstein questions during the House Judiciary Committee hearing, and chose to use two of those minutes to confirm that women can report alleged crimes to the FBI.
“What intentions does the Department of Justice have to allow these women, who are accusing the president of sexual misconduct and have never been heard in terms of a public setting…what does the Department of Justice intend to do?”
“If they file a lawsuit, they’re free to do so, it would be a Department matter” Rosenstein responded somewhat incredulously.
Jackson Lee seemed somewhat unsatisfied with that response, and pressed Rosenstein on whether the women should be heard through an investigation.
“If there’s anything that warrants federal investigation then we would certainly look at it,” he confirmed.
Rosenstein then had to explain to Jackson Lee how the DOJ works when she asked if she could refer the women to the DOJ.
“If somebody wants to file a complaint of a potential federal crime, yes, they can report that to the FBI or they can write,” he asserted. “Anybody can do that at any time.”