This past Tuesday Attorney General William Barr sat in the hot seat facing professional waddler Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and his pack of House Democrat Judiciary committee jackals. They had hoped for a feast. All they got was icy stares and tough responses, which they seemed to choke on.
The New York Post’s Michael Goodwin summed up the encounter this way: “He came, he saw, he ate their lunch. Bill Barr, denied a meal break, feasted instead on a gaggle of Democratic amateurs.”
The hearing was doomed from the outset, because its leader Jerry Nadler is an incompetent hack. Nadler got off to a bad start. He was late, having been involved in a traffic accident. Perhaps that was an omen, but he didn’t take the hint, because Nadler is a rabid partisan with a grudge after his thrashing by President Trump during the impeachment hoax.
Instead, again firing blanks, Nadler—a notorious slow learner—opened the long-awaited showdown with the Attorney General with attacks on law enforcement, fake news, and a harangue without the slightest chance of setting the stage for an open and fair hearing.
Well, to be honest, nothing in crazy Nancy Pelosi’s Democrat-controlled House has ever approached fairness and honesty. In fact, before the hearing, Nadler was caught on camera characterizing the destruction, violence, and chaos in Portland by Antifa thugs as a “myth.”
Sure, media hacks, they’re aaaaaaallllllllll peaceful protests. Definitely no destruction of property, burning down buildings, toppling statues or looting of stores to be seen anywhere. President Trump was just sending federal law enforcement so that he could have campaign footage like you’ve insisted. Not only that, the Attorney General of the United States was in political cahoots with the President. Riiiiiiiiggggghhhhhttttt.
Riding in once again on the white horse of reason, Ranking Member Jim Jordan (R-OH) sucked all the air out of the room by showing video clips, that Nadler and his cronies want no one to see. The first scene shows an interview of one gentleman emphasizing that the protests are mostly peaceful. Unfortunately, for the fake news establishment, there was a fire raging in the background as he spoke.
Throughout the hearing, there appeared to be an undercurrent of Democrat desperation. Posturing and pontificating are nothing new for those folks, but they seemed particularly outraged when the Attorney General Barr proved he was no wimpy Jeff Sessions. Rather than recusing himself, he went on the offense, and Democrat committee members didn’t like it one bit.
The Attorney General tossed out the following zingers:
- The war against law enforcement is putting police, everyone on the defense—i.e., risk averse.
- The country is experiencing a rise in crime, and more black people are dying.
- Homicide is the leading cause of death for young black males. Each year about 7,500 are murdered, 90 percent by other black young men.
Later during the hearing, the Attorney General castigated Nadler’s fellow Democrats for their failure to condemn mob violence. In a clear challenge to their loyalty and respect for law and order, he delivered this stunning indictment:
“This is the first time in my memory that the leaders of one of our two great political parties, the Democratic Party, are not coming out and condemning mob violence. Can’t we just say the violence against the federal courts has to stop? Could we hear something like that?”
No, we can’t. Democrats don’t dare denounce the riots. They only condemn federal officers who defend U.S. Government property and call that defense provocation and incitement. The Attorney General rubbed their noses in that claim when he asked them how they would like it if a nearby Washington, DC federal court was attacked by a rabid mob.
The silence was deafening.