How Is GM CEO Mary Barra's Congressional Hearing Going?

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GM recently recalled millions of vehicles for an issue that killed at least a dozen people, and probably more. Company CEO GM Mary Barra is still responding to questions and giving testimony to Congress in response to their investigation into her company's failure to fix the problem, and we want to know what you think.


Members of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation have been questioning and berating Barra for over an hour now, and Barra's responses have ranged from "that's unacceptable," to "that's inconceivable," to "we're still investigating."

In case you're wondering the ratio on those statements and haven't been watching along, it's mostly the last one.

At the same time, the Congressmen and women questioning Barra have had some choice zingers of their own, but what is politics without theater?

We here at Jalopnik can sit here all day poring over the testimony and providing our own opinions, but though we may be in the trenches of automobilia every day, we know that the breadth of opinions on such contentious issues can spread much further than what we talk about in our newsroom. And we want to give you a place to talk about all of it.

You can watch a livestream of the hearings right here.

So what do you think of how Mary Barra is doing so far? Let us know in the comments below!


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Brian Silvestro

I think she's doing the best she can, but these A-holes on the committee are grilling on her like it's all her fault. I guess they need the soundbites.