The blue wave crashes in California in the week after the election, nearly wiping out the GOP in Orange County and giving Democrats a supermajority in the state legislature. Then, 40 years after the Jonestown massacre, Congresswoman Jackie Speier tells Scott and Marisa that she "didn't want to be a survivor the rest of my life." She talks about her first work in politics (in go-go boots!), her hesitancy about the fateful trip to Guyana, being a new mom in the state legislature, and eventually winning a seat in Congress.
Congresswoman Jackie Speier on Surviving Jonestown and Fighting Back from Personal and Political Losses
Congresswoman Jackie Speier with Political Breakdown hosts Scott Shafer and Marisa Lagos. (Guy Marzorati/KQED)