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Yesterday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing where Bill Barr “testified” was a complete joke and a total waste of time. The Democrats would not let him actually testify. He was not allowed to answer their “questions” which were really just accusations. It was pure political theater.
Barr was barred from testifying.
It was enraging to watch. How in the world can ANYONE vote for these people?
This video pretty much sums up how the entire hearing went.
If they do this to a man of impeccable legal credentials and experience, imagine what they’ll do to Americans when they have control of the DOJ, FBI and every regulatory agency. https://t.co/HWyDUoctVY
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) July 29, 2020
After watching that, I never want to hear anyone say “I’m reclaiming my time” ever again. I think I will reflexively punch them in the face.
Here’s the Hall of Shame for the sham hearing.
- Hank Johnson (D-GA)
- David Cicilline (D-RI)
- Sheila Jackson (D-TX)
- Madeleine Dean (D-Pa)
- Greg Stanton (D-AZ)
- Lou Correa (D-CA)
- Jerry Nadler (D-NY)
It was RICH when Representative Dean lectured Barr about lack of respect. She has zero self-awareness and must believe the people watching are blind and deaf and dumb.
Rep. Jim Jordan asked for time for Barr to respond without being cut off. Rep. Jerry Nadler (R-NY) told what he wanted was irrelevant.
The BEST line from Barr was went he said to Rep. Correa, “But this is a hearing. I thought I was the one supposed to be heard.”
That’s what we all thought. Clearly, we were wrong.
Nadler acted like a toddler, and didn’t even want to grant Barr a five minute break. Utterly pathetic. Like Daisy said this morning on WIBC, Barr was the only grown up in the room yesterday.
Nadler is truly horrible… https://t.co/Z6pFQ2LVXV
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) July 28, 2020
There is so much outrage at yesterday’s circus!
It’s time for an R to pull a Lindsey Graham and call into question the conduct of Ds at this hearing. They won’t allow the AG to speak. They give him no time to respond to Qs. Everyone knows witnesses often disagree w Members – but gagging a witness goes too far. This is wrong.
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) July 28, 2020
I’m not fan of AG Barr but let me get this off my chest. We can’t make a mockery of committee hearings which were designed to get useful information from those called to testify, not as a platform to score cheap political points for the camera. Yes on BOTH sides. Let witnesses ..
— Rick Tyler-Still Right (@rickwtyler) July 29, 2020