They are now showing a Trump campaign film at the Barr hearing, where Barr is explaining how non-partisan he is.— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) July 28, 2020
Political geniuses these guys ain't!
William Barr has not reflected for a millisecond on the “issues” raised by the killing of George Floyd. And he is now declaring the day of jubilee.— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) July 28, 2020
I'm not sure William Barr reflects in a mirror these days.
Here's Bill Barr paying tribute to John Lewis, who was arrested 40 times during the civil rights movement, by describing him as a "champion" for "the rule of law"— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 28, 2020
(h/t @AriBerman) pic.twitter.com/UnGFGA5X7I
Well, it's more than Trump could be bothered to do.
Can AOC run a clinic on how to ask direct questions?— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) July 28, 2020
Shit. Now I'm gonna wish I was wading through this live just to listen to her. She would make the waste of time not such a wasteland. Seriously: I could fanboi over watching her at a hearing.
"Federal courts are under attack. Since when is it ok to attack a federal court? ... The US Marshals have a duty to stop that" -- AG Barr on Portland and attacks on courthouses in other cities in the U.S.— Mike Balsamo (@MikeBalsamo1) July 28, 2020
Broken windows I'll give you. Graffiti, though? And just put some firm barriers around the place and keep people from climbing over. Assaulting veterans and Moms? Completely unnecessary. They are throwing kerosene on the fire and if Barr doesn't know that, he needs to resign.
“These peaceful protests are being hijacked by a very hardcore group of instigators," Barr says. He adds that at violent protests, "police casualties far exceed anything on the civilian side.”— Mike Balsamo (@MikeBalsamo1) July 28, 2020
Like veterans and Moms? I'm having a hard time understand the argument here.
If you don’t obsessively watch Fox national prime time, you won’t understand the random rant of Jim Jordan’s opening statement at today’s #BarrHearing. https://t.co/RxjpBfpQoO— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) July 28, 2020
FoxNews is all they got.
Gohmert is running down the Hannity schedule for the past month.— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) July 28, 2020
Speaking of FoxNews:
.@PressSec on F&F credits the president's background in business for the speedy vaccine timeline.— Annie Karni (@anniekarni) July 28, 2020
"That’s where President Trump comes in as a businessman manufacturing these vaccines far before they’re even have reached completion."
This close to English.
Bill Barr denies there is systemic racism in American police departments pic.twitter.com/fDRSMIPUqt— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 28, 2020
Well, that issue is settled! White people can breathe easier.
Bill Barr to Rep. Hakeem Jeffries on America's botched COVID testing: "The problem with the testing system was a function of President Obama's mishandling of the CDC."— Michael McAuliff (@mmcauliff) July 28, 2020
It's not like Trump was in office from 2017 to 2020!
Do not expect shame or contrition or patriotism from the Interior Minister.— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) July 28, 2020
Or a glimmer of good sense. A little remembered truth is that John Mitchell was no longer USAG when the Watergate burglarly occurred. Even he had more sense than Barr.