Using a page out of the Tony Kovaleski ambush interview playbook, Jesse Watters from Fox News recently caught up with House Speaker Mark Ferrandino to ask him why he sent Jessica’s Law — which sets harsh mandatory minimum sentences for child rapists — to a kill committee, depriving the bill of a floor vote.

Mister Ferrandino, apparently not used to answering tough questions about his leadership decisions, hemmed and hawed through the encounter, refusing to provide a clear rationale for why the bill was sent to a committee to die a slow death, rather than see a debate and vote on the House floor.

Watters provided a few examples of where Jessica’s Law would have punished perverts with harsher sentences, but Ferrandino refused to engage:

“You actually don’t have strong laws,” Watters shot back. “Let me give you a few examples. 800 times a guy just sexually assaulted a seventh grader and just got one year of work release. Okay, another guy molested 10 kids at a daycare center and only got two years in prison. Are you okay with those sentences?”

We promised our loyal readers video yesterday of the encounter, so let’s roll the tape:

(*Also note our good friend, Michael Brown, appears in the segment to help provide some insight into why Speaker Ferrandino and House Democrats are protecting pedophiles)