The FBI, as well as the inspector general of the Department of Justice, are investigating Epstein’s death. On Tuesday, the director of the federal Bureau of Prisons, Kathleen Hawk Sawyer, was urged to push for quicker results in the investigations into the death of Jeffrey Epstein. And all it takes is the genius of Senator John Kennedy’s way with words to get the point across, forcefully, and yet relatable, and humorous, all in one.
In times as crazy as these, I suppose humor is one thing that those of us who are not leftist loons can partake in to help us cope.
“Christmas ornaments, drywall, and Jerry [sic] Epstein,” Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., said. “Name three things that don’t hang themselves. That’s what the American people think, and they deserve some answers.”
Three things that don’t hang themselves: Christmas ornaments, dry wall and Jeffrey Epstein. That’s what the American people think. Today, I asked the Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons to get the American people some answers on the Epstein investigation. pic.twitter.com/3WEpi6W3F3
— John Kennedy (@SenJohnKennedy) November 19, 2019
Sawyer told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that she has seen nothing to suggest that Epstein’s death was the result of anything other than suicide. Asked if there was any evidence to suggest otherwise, she said no. But she declined to answer other questions about the suicide, explaining that she is barred from reviewing the evidence or talking to prison staff about the death while the investigations are underway.
Enter Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., who came down very hard on the bureau for allowing Epstein to die by suicide and now sitting back and saying it can’t comment publicly regarding what happened.
“Let’s just be clear. You’re in your job because of this crisis. With all due respect, you still have an obligation to speak to the girls who were raped by this guy,” Sasse said.
“We believe in America that every individual has equal dignity. But not every inmate has equal value for future criminal investigations. Jeffrey Epstein was still to testify in a case. It isn’t just about the individual inmate who might kill themselves; it’s about the fact that that bastard wasn’t able to testify about his other co-conspirators.”
Sen. @BenSasse to Federal Bureau of Prisons Director Kathleen Sawyer regarding Jeffrey Epstein: "You still have an obligation to speak to the girls who were raped by this guy…do we have a lot of people who sleep on the job when they're supposed to be guarding federal inmates?" pic.twitter.com/yXDcK9fcH6
— CSPAN (@cspan) November 19, 2019
Sawyer was the director of the prisons bureau from 1992 to 2003. Attorney General William Barr brought her back in August after Epstein’s suicide.
Meanwhile, the two prison guards have been arrested. M.W. Gale covered that this morning, you can read about that here.
It will be interesting to see what we learn more about first, (1) what led to the death of Epstein, or (2) who the whistleblower was at ABC who outed Amy Robach’s cowardice.
Stay tuned for more.