“I Hope You’re Not Upset With Me,” But “So Many People…Just Want Answers”

By Brian 

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Kyra Phillips pulled out the long knives for Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) on Thursday’s Live From.

  PHILLIPS: We’ve got the resources, so what do we need to do?

GRASSLEY: What we need to do is action.

PHILLIPS: How do we — how do we put that action forward? How do we take action?

GRASSLEY: I’m going to stop this, because there’s no sense of my having a confrontation with you. You’re a friend and I appreciate what you’re doing and I’m not going to give an on-the-spot answer because these things…

PHILLIPS: I don’t want to argue with you, sir. I know.

GRASSLEY: These things take some thought.

PHILLIPS: Absolutely.

GRASSLEY: And I’m not going to make public policy on television.

At the end of the segment, Phillips said she thought it was “a very healthy conversation. I hope you’re not upset with me. We are good friends. I appreciate your time, sir. But, you know, there are so many people that just want answers and we want to see things get done. Americans should not suffer like this, sir.”

And Grassley responded: “But I hope you appreciate the fact that when it comes to making public policy, I would be cautious that I don’t make it on television. I want to make it in the debate of Congress.” Here is the full transcript…