Tuesday’s House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing with Attorney General William Barr was really something to behold. Almost every Democrat played from the same playbook, starting with Chairman Jerry Nadler, who told Barr he should be ashamed of himself. One after the other, they heaped scorn on the attorney general in a build up to some question that they refused to allow Barr to answer.
Here is a good mashup if you missed out on the fun for yourself.
There is a serious giveaway in this tactic. When a member of Congress thinks he or she has a witness dead to rights for having made mistakes, or made false statements, the lawmaker tries to compel the witness to answer hard questions, not refuse to allow it. The problem Monday was that Barr clearly had very good answers for every question he was asked. There was no gotcha because he did nothing wrong and could explain that.
One of the best examples was the questioning from Rep. Pramila Jayapal. She engaged in a long rant about how when Trump supporters showed up at the Michigan capital with guns and Confederate flags Barr did not react, but in Portland and Washington D.C. he did react. She drew the conclusion that this was bias. When Barr tried to explain the situation, she simply talked over him. Why? If this was such a gotcha question, why not let Barr squirm?
The reason of course is that when Barr began his answer it was obviously going to make complete sense, diffuse the angry rhetoric from Jayapal, and destroy her sound bite, which is all she wanted in the first place. He began to explain that the White House and the federal courthouse in Portland are under his jurisdiction, whereas the Michigan state house is not, and the Michigan authorities are capable of handling that issue, which they did with no violence or property damage. She did not let him get a word in.
This was flat-out not a question. In fact, there were almost no questions from Democrats and nearly every time there was they refused to let the witness answer. At one point Barr said, “This is a hearing. I thought I was the one who was supposed to be heard.” It was the only wrong thing he said all day. This was never about Barr being heard. This was about speechifying and silencing the attorney general whenever he sought to explain why the Democrats have this all so wrong.
As bad as the Democrats’ behavior was, and it made toddlers on timeout look like C.S. Lewis, the real culprit here is the media. These pontificating blowhards know that MSNBC and CNN will present their bloviating as speaking truth to power. And power is really what this is all about. This had nothing to do with finding out what is happening across America and why the Department of Justice is undertaking the actions it is, but purely about political theater.
If you need further evidence of this, note that there was not one successful line of questioning that left Barr with no good answers. Had such a moment occurred, not only would it have been newsworthy, it would have been plastered on every screen in the country. That would have been gold. But the Democrats knew there was no gold to be mined here, so instead they threw yellow paint on a pile of something else and the media ate it up with relish.
It is extremely likely that, had Barr been given a fair hearing and had the media paid as much attention to reasonable answers when GOP members allowed him time to speak as they did to Democrats yelling, the American people would see right through this. It isn’t that hard to see who wins a fair debate. But this was not a fair hearing; this was a sick reality show pretending to be governance.
The United States is very lucky to have William Barr as the attorney general. There may be no more essential person in the government at the moment. Time and again, he applies the law and only the law to his sound decisions. For this, he is rewarded with media scorn and threats of impeachment.
But Barr isn’t on the ropes. He remains in the center of the ring, impervious, throwing his punches.
18 Thoughts to “Democrats Refused To Let Barr Speak Because They Know He’s Right”
More DEMOCOMMUNIST B.S. If you cannot stand the TRUTH , don’t ask the question, then just like all corrupt democommunists ‘talk over him” to push YOUR OWN communist agenda.
This display of childish behavior was disgusting to say the least, a waste of the AG’s time, and a waste of taxpayer dollars to watch these democommunist “trained monkeys” yap like rabid dogs.
I believe what this story says is true. What they did to Attorney General Barr was sickening and disgusting. The Democrats don’t want to hear the truth. If they did they would have let him at least complete one sentence. All they did was play a very childish game saying, “I’d like my time”, and other things.
democrat politicians are hopeless pieces of schiff and should be be removed from congress
SAD? The dems have nothing to offer the country so they only complain!
is this the party we want to be in more power to disrupt justice in america…i say no recently the military man gave false information and lied and said so in the impeachment hearing is this the type of people we want in charge. ones who get other to lie so they can force there agenda. many Adam schiff…I dont think so vote these people out vote Republican in Nov and show them you believe in fair play and rule of law
this is not really about the attorney general, it’s about the president, this whole thing made me sick to my stomach, they show no respect to anyone who has anything to do with our president, which in my opinion, no other president has even come close tp president trump and what he has accomplished in less than 4 years. the head democrats should be put in prison for treason. they’re absolutely disgusting.
What a gaggle of childish, ill-mannered, thugs masquarading as Members of the House of Representatives. Do you suppose that THIS is what the people whole voted for them were expecting to get?
How does one deal the fractious” children” who are this old? I dispair for the future of our Republc.
Simple question: What qualifications do any of these Democrats who were on the panel have to back up their claims? They have none, they were elected to office with lies and promises for the area they represent. The are not trained in or have practiced Law, in fact they regularly violate the the very laws we are subject to on a continuing basis. They make themselves exempt from certain laws, have set up special funds to help pay for sexual indiscretions like Joe Biden is accused of, don’t report to work for weeks at at time but want their federal paychecks on time. Everything I see coming out of California, Hawaii, Washington State, Oregon, Minnesota, Michigan, New York, and Ohio to me is almost tantamount to sedition. The electorate from those states really needs to consider changing their representatives or they themselves should be considered complicate for their congressional members acting like demigods and causing the riots within each area.
They need to Arrest the Democrats for letting the riots go on in there Cities and innocent people being killed the same ones they were sworn in to protect
These Democrats have got that BACKWARDS . . . They should be ASHAMED of themselves for allowing so much CORRUPTION into their own Party and then LYING about it. This is known as PERJURY, and they need to be LOCKED UP in a FEDERAL PRISON serving a STIFF SENTENCE. One DISGUSTED Patriot, like ALL REAL Patriots. Team Trump and his allies 2020.
If I was a Democrat, even if I didn’t have but a pea sized brain, I would have been disturbed that my leaders in Washington acted like such spoiled children and wouldn’t allow a response so I could make up my own mind as to what was done right or done wrong. Seems as if Dems think that their constituents can’t or shouldn’t think for themselves. That they must always tell them what’s what because they don’t have sense enough to think. And, in a lot of situations, they are right.
God Bless Bob Barr !!!!!!
Surely your article was written tongue-in-cheek. Donald er ah William Barr is as big a pinocchio as the Liar-in-Chief himself. It must be quite a challenge for Barr and Trump to see who tells the most and best lies each day….. it is really quite comical.
And BTW, up here in Canada, we call the coronavirus the Trump Virus. Contact tracing completed for the time period January – March shows that 37% of the cases in Canada came from our southern neighbor. More than China, Italy, Iran and all others combined. So next time the Liar-in-Chief speaks about the China Virus, remember we call it the Trump Virus.
The democrats have become dis-Graceful and an embarrassment to humanity at large. The mainstream media SHOULD BE ABOLISHED and replace with new INDEPENDENT JOURNALISTS.
William Barr is a saint, to be able to deal with these Dems who are so disrespectful. This has got to STOP. We need to make America Great Again. Get rid of the Dems they are what is wrong with our country. All Lives Matter in this world we live in. Stop all of this madness. Vote on Nov. 3rd for Trump/Pence. Go to polls if at all possible. The Dems are making mail in votes fraud. of course they are anything to try and stop President Trump from winning. God Bless to All
This wasn’t a hearing it was a roasting.This is the way communists work.They expect everyone to believe everything they say without question.When you do question them they they get vengeful ,hateful and nasty.They don’t like Barr because he is looking for the truth, a foreign concept for them.He is under covering more corruption than anyone could have dreamed possible.This not so hearing was devised for one reason only ,to discredit William Barr and get rid of him before he uncovers more corruption. The corruption go deep and they are all involved in one way or another.
This has to be the worst and most fake news , completely unacceptable to use these false statements I have seen on the internet either these people ever fact check anything . 1 example . The Democrats during the impeachment trial were denied many of the top Trump cabinet , including Barr . What a shame to even print this disinformation to the public . If you delete this e-mail , I will make sure i start a movement to get this on all national T.V. net works .
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