Words matter. Words from the Speaker of the House matter a lot. When she backed off impeachment, it sent a powerful message. But today was different. She has a lot to say today about the Attorney General. Here it is, in her own words:

“It wasn’t about who wrote the letter and how he characterized the letter. That’s interesting. but what is deadly serious about it is the Attorney General of the United States of America was not telling the truth to the Congress of the United States? That’s a crime.”

“He lied to Congress. He lied to Congress. And if anybody else did that, it would be considered a crime. Nobody is above the law. Not the President of the United States, and not the Attorney General. Being Attorney General does not give you a back to go say whatever you want, and it is the fact because you are the Attorney General. It just isn’t true.”  

“Really the saddest of all is while the Attorney General was sitting there withholding the truth from Congress, misrepresenting, being inconsistent in his statements, the shame. How could he do such a thing? But again, having the support of the Republicans in Congress and the senators behaving in a way that is said to them, we don’t care about the branch of government in which we serve. We’re not even loyal to strengthening the institution of which we are a part.”

She also says this is about so much more than the Mueller report. She said it’s also about the climate, healthcare and so much more. Watch her full statement above.