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Congressman Johnson quizzes GM CEO about ignition recall

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A local legislator was among those grilling General Motors CEO Mary Barra about the delayed recall of millions of vehicles over a faulty ignition switch.

On Wednesday,  lawmakers quizzed Barra, while families shared stories of loved ones lost to car accidents attributed to the switches.

As a member of the House subcommittee, Representative Bill Johnson (R - 6th OH) asked Barra why something wasn't done sooner about the defective part.  He wanted to know how the system broke down.

Barra said she didn't have an answer to that question, only that it was unacceptable, and that the company is making changes to keep it from happening again.

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