We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
He framed the issue pretty well, but when she started shaking her head, he missed an opportunity to put her on the spot and demand to discuss what he actually said, verbatim during testimony - and force her to point out what she is defining as a 'racist' question.
The Progressive Left hides behind their ideas. But you can't defend against unreasonable ideology, it's a battle lost in advance - you can only confront the ideologue and force them to eat their words. In the words of Alinksy: "Personalize it"
Wouldn’t matter, she was trying to score a cheap political point, not have an honest conversation. I’d hope she learned to not try to play gotcha with someone that has 100 IQ on her, but the left usually lacks the self-awareness for such lessons.
dedicated to the Yale-China Association: “Between 1919 and 1920, future Chairman Mao Zedong had several encounters with the school: he edited its student magazine, re-focusing it on “thought reorientation,” and operated a bookshop out of its medical college”.