House Democrats on the Judiciary Committee, led by Jerrold Nadler, set a trap for William Barr. Our Attorney General was well prepared and sidestepped it neatly, then clubbed the already shaken up chairman with an Antifa-endorsed ball peen hammer. After Jim Jordan opened the Republican side of the hearing, with a video underscoring the hypocrisy, the AG burned the chamber down with factual Molotov cocktails.
William Barr goes on the attack
Tuesday wasn’t a real good day for House Judiciary Committee leader Jerrold Nadler. He was involved in a car crash on the way to the hearing. He wasn’t hurt bad enough to need medical attention but the hearing got off to a late start. As soon as he banged the gavel starting the planned inquisition, he pandered to the liberal press with a slanderous attack on AG Barr.
Nadler defamed Barr from the first time he opened his mouth, accusing him of being a Trump puppet who “twisted the Department of Justice into a shadow of its former self.” He charged the AG with aiding and abetting the president. “Your tenure is marked by a persistent war against the department’s professional core in an apparent effort to secure favors for the president,” Nadler scolded, without basis. He’s upset that the DOJ dismisses Black Lives Matter protests and floods the streets of federal cities with federal law enforcement.
Before Barr even got up to bat, Jim Jordan set the stage with his opening statement. By then, the network media had all the coverage from the hearing they wanted, Nadler’s opening statement, so dipped out. Jordan couldn’t wait to show the world a video he pieced together of liberal democrats swearing up and down how peaceful the protesters are, overlaid with videos of violent arson destruction, and lawless rioting.
The riots have nothing to do with George Floyd
When Barr finally got to speak for himself, he aggressively defended the use of federal troops. “violent rioters and anarchists have hijacked legitimate protests.” The riots taking place in Portland, Oregon, and other cities, he declares, are totally “disconnected” from George Floyd’s death. They don’t carry away big screen TV’s as “any legitimate call for reform.”
Barr’s prepared statement was left unread as he hammered back, “many of the Democrats on this Committee have attempted to discredit me by conjuring up a narrative that I am simply the President’s factotum who disposes of criminal cases according to his instructions. Judging from the letter inviting me to this hearing, that appears to be your agenda today.” Barr wants the lawmakers to acknowledge that “Portland, the courthouse, is under attack. The federal resources are inside the perimeter around the courthouse defending it from almost two months of daily attacks where people marched to the court, try to gain entrance, and have set fires, thrown things, used explosives, injured police, including just this past weekend perhaps permanently blinding three federal officers with lasers.”
Real police reform is something that the Attorney General Barr is all for but what we’re seeing across America is “rioting and anarchy.” He insists he did the right thing but those judging him need to take a hard look in the mirror. “As elected officials of the federal government, every member of this committee — regardless of your political views or your feelings about the Trump administration — should condemn violence against federal officers and destruction of federal property.” They don’t. They encourage it instead. “To tacitly condone destruction and anarchy is to abandon the basic rule-of-law principles that should unite us even in a politically divisive time.”