POLITICS
09/29/2015 05:02 pm ET Updated Sep 29, 2015

Even Planned Parenthood Haters Hated The House Oversight Hearing

"This hearing is why everyone hates Washington, D.C."

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans took turns bashing the head of Planned Parenthood on Tuesday, but the theatrics did not appease abortion critics.

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards appeared before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Tuesday, her first testimony since an anti-abortion group released heavily edited videos purporting to show Planned Parenthood officials selling fetal parts for profit. Congressional Republicans have been seeking to remove all federal funding from the group in the wake of the videos.

While the committee spent four hours grilling Richards on the group's spending priorities, conservative critics say the questions were overly focused on politics rather than an actual investigation. Representatives accused the group of spending money on "lavish" travel and parties, and questioned Richards' salary

Video edited by Christine Conetta.

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