(Right Country) – Attorney General Bill Barr is a true American hero and is one of the best individuals to have close to the president working to uphold justice in our nation. He proved that today by giving testimony in front of the House Judiciary Committee.
The hearing, which was delayed because of an automobile accident involving committee chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler — who was not injured in the incident — and featured Barr coming out full tilt against Democrats in scathing opening remarks, countering the nonsense leveled against him of being President Trump’s loyal lapdog.
In these opening remarks, Barr completely annihilates the left over the violent riots that have destroyed so many major cities over the past several months.
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“As I said in my confirmation hearing, the Attorney General has a unique obligation. He holds in trust the fair and impartial administration of justice. He must ensure that there is one standard of justice that applies to everyone equally and that criminal cases are handled evenhandedly, based on the law and the facts, and without regard to political or personal considerations,” Barr addressed the panel after paying respects over the death of their colleague, Rep. John Lewis.
“I can tell you that I have handled criminal matters that have come to me for decision in this way,” he said.
“The President has not attempted to interfere in these decisions. On the contrary, he has told me from the start that he expects me to exercise my independent judgment to make whatever call I think is right. That is precisely what I have done,” Barr added.
“Indeed, it is precisely because I feel complete freedom to do what I think is right that induced me serve once again as Attorney General,” he said, citing his previous stint in the role serving under former President George H. W. Bush, and noting that he was looking forward to retiring, had “nothing to prove” and no desire to return to government.
Barr went on to address the racial tensions that came hot on the heels of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, stating that though the incident was “jarring,” our country’s criminal justice system has made massive progress in the previous five decades. He said that one officer’s racism is not the result of “some deep-seated racism generally infecting police departments.”
Barr defended police officers, quoting a number of statistics that demonstrate “the overall number of police shootings has been decreasing.”
“Nevertheless, every instance of excessive force is unacceptable and must be addressed,” he said.
“At the same time, I think it would be an oversimplification to treat the problem as rooted in some deep-seated racism generally infecting our police departments,” Barr added. “It seems far more likely that the problem stems from a complex mix of factors, which can be addressed with focused attention over time. We in law enforcement must be conscious of the concerns and ensure that we do not have two systems of justice.”
“Unfortunately, some have chosen to respond to George Floyd’s death in a far less productive way – by demonizing the police, promoting slogans like ACAB (All Cops Are Bastards), and making grossly irresponsible proposals to defund the police,” Barr continued.
“The demonization of police is not only unfair and inconsistent with the principle that all people should be treated as individuals, but gravely injurious to our inner city communities,” he contended.
Oh, but Barr isn’t finished yet. Here’s the part where he really hammers Democrats over the riots and how folks keep calling them “protests,” which they clearly are not.
Barr went on in his opening statement to address “a different breakdown in the rule of law,” pointing to the “violent rioters and anarchists” that he said have “hijacked legitimate protests,” most notably in Portland. Barr defended the Trump administration’s decision to send federal officers in to quell the unrest, despite the backlash by the left and in the media.
“Every night for the past two months, a mob of hundreds of rioters has laid siege to the federal courthouse and other nearby federal property,” he said, adding that they “arrive equipped for a fight, armed with powerful slingshots, tasers, sledgehammers, saws, knives, rifles, and explosive devices.”
“What unfolds nightly around the courthouse cannot reasonably be called protest; it is, by any objective measure, an assault on the Government of the United States,” he added.
“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 the destruction of federal property,” Barr concluded, thanking Nadler for listening to his concerns.
The Democrat had, in fact, delivered a scathing assessment of Barr.
“Your tenure has been marked by a persistent war against the department’s professional core in an apparent attempt to secure favors for the president,” Nadler said. “In your time at the department, you have aided and abetted the worst failings of the president.”
The Democratic leadership in Congress and in the cities where all of this havoc is happening all deserve every harsh criticism that is leveled at them, because it is their desire to capitulate to social justice warriors and political correctness that has led to the destruction we see nightly on the news now.
Individuals like this need to be strongly rebuked and reminded they have a duty to protect their people.