CNN's Erin Burnett asked Rep. Jackie Speier (D., Calif.) Friday if hyperbole had come from the Democrats leading up to the release of the memo from House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R., Calif.).
Burnett then mentioned some of the comments from Democrats where they said that the memo's release would be dangerous and played a clip of House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) who said the memo's release would lead to a "constitutional crisis."
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"‘Fake, horrible, constitutional crisis.’ The DOJ saying ‘extraordinarily reckless,’" Burnett said. "Was there just a little bit of hyperbole coming from Democrats on this? I mean all the names in here are people we knew were going to be in there."
Speier didn't answer, placing blame on President Donald Trump for Democrats' rhetoric.
"We have a new normal in this country and unfortunately because the President spews out ‘fake’ for virtually everything, I mean, it's becoming part of our vernacular," Speier said.
Speier then called the memo "phony" and asked questions about the stability and freedom of the government.