In context: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez questions Michael Cohen during the House Oversight Committee

Now that Democrats control the U.S. House of Representatives, they’re using their power to conduct oversight hearings on President Donald Trump. On Feb. 27, 2019, Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen testified before the committee. In his opening statement, Cohen called Trump a racist, a con man and a cheat, but he also admitted he had lied to Congress previously, making his track record for veracity questionable. In recent years, members of Congress have been criticized for grandstanding during hearings instead of eliciting new information. After Cohen’s hearing, one of the newest Democrats was widely praised for using her time ask … >>More