You are being deliberately dense. Regular witnesses have been interviewed by staffers and no one said they hadn’t. However, there is no precedent, zero, for an Attorney General to be questioned by staffers. Dr. Ford is not the AG and I know you get the difference. It is an insult to the AG and the Executive Branch to be questioned by the staffers. If the Democrats were really interested in questioning him, they would have followed the clear precedent and let the actual elected Representatives question the Attorney General.