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Op-ed: House Judiciary Committee hearing sheds light on the danger of the Democratic party

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By Sara Santora

On Tuesday, AG William Barr testified before the House Judiciary Committee on both the use of law enforcement during the recent George Floyd/Black Lives Matter riots and the FBI investigation into Russian election interference. 

The hearing was scheduled to start at 10 a.m.; however, the hearing was pushed back as House Chair Jerry Nadler (D-NY) was involved in a car accident on the way to Capitol Hill. Nadler was unharmed. 

Nadler’s opening statement was a searing indictment against AG Barr, claiming that Barr “aided and abetted the worst failings of this president.” He accused Barr of six different mishandlings of justice — all false — that he felt led to “concerns” about the current state of the Department of Justice (DOJ).

The list as laid out by Nadler accuses Barr of:

  1. Endangering American lives by “flooding federal law enforcement into the streets of American cities;” 
  2. Downplaying the “effects of systemic racism” and expressing “hostility” towards the Black Lives Matter movement; 
  3. Spreading disinformation about voter fraud in an “attempt to assist the president’s reelection;” 
  4. “Blatantly misrepresenting the Mueller Report,” therefore “undermining” national security;
  5. Interfering with criminal investigations to protect the president and co.;
  6. And finally, placing the president’s “political needs over public health.”

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), in his opening statement, reminded Barr and the committee that the reason Barr was being questioned was a direct result of Barr’s attempt to uncover the fact that the Obama administration spied on the Trump campaign during the 2016 election. He then concluded his statement by playing a video montage of rioters taking to the streets to set buildings on fire, harm police officers, kill crowds of people, etc. The video was powerful and worked directly in opposition to Democrats’ claims. Jordan’s point? Barr is in trouble for doing his job — upholding the rule of law.

Barr agreed with Jordan, stating in his opening remarks that, “Ever since I made it clear that I was going to do everything I could to get to the bottom of the grave abuses involved in the bogus ‘Russiagate’ scandal, many of the Democrats on this Committee have attempted to discredit me by conjuring up a narrative that I am simply the President’s factotum who disposes of criminal cases according to his instructions.”

He ended his statement by reminding the committee that: “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 destruction of federal property. … To tacitly condone destruction and anarchy is to abandon the basic rule-of-law principles that should unite us even in a politically divisive time. … The most basic responsibility of government is to ensure the rule of law, so that people can live their lives safely and without fear. The Justice Department will continue working to meet that solemn responsibility.”

To seek information on both the Russian collusion hoax and the recent riots plaguing this country is an ambitious task; however, Democratic Congress members made it immediately clear that they are not trying to obtain information or protect their constituents — they are only trying to use the major political talking points of the last four years to tirade against Barr, and by extension, the president himself. 

Many Democrats, such as Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX), Rep. Zoe Lofgren (CA) and Rep. Cedric Richmond (LA), used their five minutes for questioning to lecture Barr, often barring him from defending himself — no pun intended. And the lectures were as extreme as you’d think: accusing him of being a walking example of systemic racism and going so far as to blame him for Epstein’s death. 

Rep. Jayapal (D-WA) claimed that Barr only steps in to defend the American people when there are “Black” people protesting in the streets, and not when there are “Right-wing” extremists “with guns” protesting, as they are politically expedient for President Trump. 

Richmond, after observing that none of the members of Barr’s staff were Black, asked that the Department of Justice “keep the name of [former Rep.] Lewis” out of his mouth, as it was exactly that kind of racism that Rep. Lewis stood against.  

Rep. Raskin (D-MD) went so far as to ask for more time, claiming that Barr was stealing his time — Barr was simply attempting to refute Raskin’s claims and provide him with the truth. 

At one point, Barr retorted: “This is a hearing, I thought I was the one that was supposed to be heard.” This, of course, was in response to a Democratic Rep. who pleaded that Barr please tell Trump not to tweet so much. How is this at all related to the hearing? Well, it’s not. But, it’s within these interactions where today’s biggest lesson lies: The Democratic party will do whatever it needs to do to suppress the truth and control the narrative. 

While the Republican reps. asked questions, some even giving their time to Barr to allow him to defend himself against the wild accusations of House Democrats, Democrats whined.

If Democrats were truly seeking the truth for the betterment of the American people, perhaps they would have acted less like children and would have allowed Barr to provide answers to the questions with which they came prepared. Of course, Barr’s answers would have only made the Democrats’ lies blatantly apparent, so allowing him to speak was not an option.

The accusations made by Democrats on Tuesday were appalling, based in nothing but fiction, and should be considered when voting in November’s election.

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    Barbara Sanders July 28, 2020

    Todays so call hearing was a joke. All I can say is the Dumbcrats showed their true colors today and I hope the Voters in November express their outrage with them by voting red in every stste.

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    Cheryl Wondercheck July 28, 2020

    Today’s Democrats are the epitome of the Nazi Communist control of WWll. They welcome the destruction of America and the loss of freedoms. Control, anarchy and complete destruction of America is the Democrats goal.

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    Henry July 28, 2020

    Nadler and his cronies should all be removed from office by their very actions they are not Defending the Constitution but are The very people trying to overthrow the Democratic ideals this country was founded on.
    I am tired of listening to their lies and attacks to the American People. I am also tired of the Media who is complicit in trying to overthrow this country. Isn’t it funny they are all the only people to benefit from this disgusting dog and pony show.

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    Roach Patricia (Pat) July 28, 2020

    SHAMEFUL!! These Democrats who are on this committee are totally brainwashed by Nadler, Pelosi, Schiff, Swawell
    and the far left Squad. Soros and Pelosi’s money have totally
    brainwashed these people trying to gain power over
    the USA and the sane people that have built this nation.
    Heaven help us if this is what a college education provides
    John Q Public. Pray that President Trump is re-elected.

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    Harley July 29, 2020

    Democraps don’t want to know the truth, as the truth is that the Democrat Party is no longer pro USA, it’s no longer pro Democracy, it’s no longer pro honesty. The Democrat Party ONLY desires complete and total power over the citizens of the USA, as the Despots and Criminals they are.

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    Rich July 29, 2020

    The Demented-Dems lived up to their JackAss symbol today, as usual. What an idiotic performance and we get to pay for it . . . if they asked even one intelligent question, they never gave AG Barr a chance to answer it.

    Democrat controlled hearings are becoming mere “Food Fights” in the Monkey Cage at the Zoo. 😊

    Latest Democrat Owned Riot Video, or was this the Dems preparing for Committee meeting?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22JgHBb-0dg

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    Bob Kupper July 29, 2020

    If the people who vote Democrat would watch their constituents in action they would vote them out if they have any common sense at all.They should be totally embarrassed by every one of those morons.

    Especially by the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Jerry Nadler, a total HORSE’S ASS!!

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    Don July 29, 2020

    We’ve been aware of the criminal activity of the Demonrat party for decades. When is something going to be done about it?

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    Art July 29, 2020

    Every single Democrat except the 3 that refused to vote in the phony impeachment belong in a black site for the rest of their lives. They refuse to do their job and their lies about hydroxychloroquin cost thousands of lives. We never had to shut down, just take hcq for a month and it would be life as normal and no destroying the economy & wasting trillions, but they sacrificed American lives to make Trump look wrong & they knew Russia was fake, but ran with it anyway.

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    robert July 29, 2020

    Leave the Democrats on the committee show them self be very narrow-minded trying to use the hearing to discredit Barr who’s done nothing but his job and following the law. By not letting him respond to their accusations show just how ignorant they really are and should not be respected.And definitely not believed.

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    Patty July 29, 2020

    I was appalled at the way the congress men and women attacked AG Barr. These democrats that sit on their thrown’s need to be thrown out of the congress. They were crast and totally rude and I would have gotten up and walked out after the way they treated the Attorney General. Many of them have committed criminal acts themselves and why are they still on their pulpit. They have done nothing but dam the people of the United States and made this country miserable. Everyone of them lie every chance they get so to defuse public opinion with more lies. They have blocked the use of Hydroxychloroquine which is a great drug that can be used as a way to ward of Covid but once again they lie so people in this country die right and left. I will vote every democrat out of office with a republican and I suggest everyone who wants their freedom back do the same. These satanic people are trying to cause this country to be just like NAZI Germany and we will take our guns and our society will go against these people just like we did in the Civil War. The democrats are the ones who started the Civil War by the way and were the ones with all the slaves that the Republicans freed from slavery.

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    HeyRho July 29, 2020

    It would be so nice if the democrats would have that “woke” moment and see that those they voted in are not serving them but are only working to gain more power, but if Juan William who is a commentator on the “Five” and a democrat is an indication that the democrats only hear what they want to hear, no evidence will ever make them change their minds, they can’t see beyond their nose, act like little children and throw temper tantrums to get their way and lastly, lie, lie, lie, lie and definitely lie and throw the blame to someone else, mainly President Trump.

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    PAUL EDWARD UNDERWOOD July 30, 2020

    Regarding the AG Barr hearing-
    The manner in the Democratic members of the HJC conducted themselves was juvenile & disgusting. They seized opportunities to lecture, level accusations, demonstrate political grandstanding, & get their reelection campaign one-liners on record. When they did ask a question, they failed to allow AG Barr adequate opportunity to answer. I got sick of hearing, “reclaiming my time” as a means to suppress AG Barr’s responses. The man is the Attorney General of the United States & the Dems treated him like a common criminal. Absolutely disgraceful! They should be ashamed of themselves for their conduct during the hearing.

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