Q&A with Barbara Lee

Representative Barbara Lee talked about her autobiography Renegade for Peace and Justice. Topics included the election of President Obama,… read more

Representative Barbara Lee talked about her autobiography Renegade for Peace and Justice. Topics included the election of President Obama, being the only member of Congress to vote “no” on the Authorization for Military Force Against Terrorists resolution in 2001, and comments made by Attorney General Eric Holder earlier in the week on the issue of race in the United States. 

Representative Lee was elected in 1998 in a special election to replace Ron Dellums, who retired. She represents California’s 9th District, which includes Oakland and Berkeley. Her committee assignments include Foreign Affairs and Appropriations. On January 6, 2009, she was inducted as the new chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. 

Video clips were shown of Representatives Lee and James Clyburn at a Congressional Black Caucus news conference on February 12, 2009. A video clip of Representative Lee on February 14, 2001, was shown and of Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr., on February 18, 2009. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 22, 2009
Last Aired:
Feb 23, 2009

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  • Feb 22, 2009 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 22, 2009 | 11:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 23, 2009 | 5:59am EST | C-SPAN 1
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