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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke March 8, 2023

Video doesn’t show U.S. Rep. Chip Roy grilling Vice President Kamala Harris

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  • This video shows a clip of a February 2023 House Judiciary Committee hearing. Vice President Kamala Harris wasn’t there.

A Feb. 1 House Judiciary Committee hearing drew news coverage in part because it was the committee’s first hearing of the new Congress with Republicans newly at the helm. But a Facebook post sharing footage from the hearing suggested something more dramatic happened: "CROWD ERUPTS as Chip Roy GRILLS Kamala Harris as she LIES in Congress.. Hunter Biden IMPLICATED," the March 6 post says. 

It was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram.)

Roy is a member of the committee and he appears in the clip the Facebook post shared. But he wasn’t grilling Harris, and onlookers were quiet. 

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The committee’s chairman, U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, called the hearing "The Biden Border Crisis." Harris wasn’t there. Among the four witnesses were two that Roy can be seen questioning in the clip: Brandon Dunn, co-founder of Forever 15 Project, a group aimed at spreading awareness about fentanyl poisoning, and Mark Dannels, sheriff of Cochise County in Arizona. 

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