VIDEO: McCaskill Demands Answers in G.M. Hearing

Last week, General Motors CEO Mary Barra was on Capitol Hill to testify on the recent ignition-switch recall. 

The 2.6 million vehicles that were recalled have been linked to at least 13 deaths. Although G.M. and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration knew of the defect for several years, the danger remained hidden until 2013 when it was exposed by the civil justice system. Prior to that lawsuit, neither the corporation nor the regulatory agency took any substantial actions to correct the defect or warn the public. 

One of those deaths took place in the state of Missouri, which is represented in the Senate by Claire McCaskill. In the above video, Senator McCaskill demands answers from Barra on the slow response and lack of accountability from G.M.