GM CEO Mary Barra Faces Tough Questions on Capitol Hill
“I will not rest until these problems are resolved.”
General Motors CEO Mary Barra faced another round of tough questioning on Capitol Hill today, following the recall of millions of vehicles.
The faulty ignition switches in many of those cars are linked to 13 deaths.
It took 10 years for the company to issue a recall.
This year alone, GM has recalled more than 20 million vehicles.
Along with questioning about the findings of a recent internal review at the automaker, lawmakers want to know how GM plans to compensate victims, including the families of those working to pick up the pieces.
“I’m hoping, I’m sincerely hoping that they hold the people that knew and did nothing criminally liable. If you or I went out and hurt or killed somebody, we’d be held to the full extent of the law. GM shouldn’t be held any different,” said Laura Christian, mother of GM defect victim.
Lawmakers want to know exactly what Barra knew about the issue and when.