Female Dem lawmaker posts video of GOP chairman 'mansplaining' bill to her

A female lawmaker has called out a male colleague for “mansplaining” a bill to her.

Rep. Pramila JayapalPramila JayapalHillicon Valley: Subpoenas for Facebook, Google and Twitter on the cards | Wray rebuffs mail-in voting conspiracies | Reps. raise mass surveillance concerns Bipartisan representatives demand answers on expired surveillance programs DHS opens probe into allegations at Georgia ICE facility MORE (D-Wash.) on Wednesday posted a video on Twitter of Rep. Darrell IssaDarrell Edward IssaDCCC reserves new ad buys in competitive districts, adds new members to 'Red to Blue' program Wife of former Rep. Duncan Hunter sentenced to 8 months of home confinement Harris endorses Democrat in tight California House race MORE (R-Calif.) discussing a bill during a House Judiciary Committee hearing, in which he refers to Jayapal as “the gentle lady from Washington” and refers to her “naiveté” as a new member.


“Amendments have consequences, and what I find a little bit frightening about this amendment is the naiveté of the gentle lady from Washington,” Issa said in the video, discussing proposed amendments to the Agricultural Guestworker Act, which would allow Americans to contract with foreign workers in the agricultural sector.

Jayapal responds in the video, defending her support of an amendment that would cap the number of guest workers at 450,000.

“If that is naive, as my distinguished colleague from California suggests, then perhaps we should all go back to being naïve and actually fight for our constituents and fight for the rights that make this country great,” Jayapal said. 

- Updated at 5:22 p.m.