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 JayapalBlue wave poses governing risks for Dems Dem rep: Why shouldn’t Americans believe Trump is as corrupt as his friends? Sunday shows preview: Trump faces fallout after Manafort flips MORE (D-Wash.) on Wednesday posted a video on Twitter of Rep. Darrell IssaDarrell Edward IssaTrump to nominate retiring lawmaker as head of trade agency Overnight Energy: Watchdog to investigate EPA over Hurricane Harvey | Panel asks GAO to expand probe into sexual harassment in science | States sue over methane rules rollback Green group targets California GOP House candidates in new ads 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.