It seems that the narcissism of Democrats knows no bounds.
After berating Attorney General Bill Bill Barr for five hours on Tuesday, the Democrats are now trying to play the victim, insisting that the Trump administration official was “hostile” and “disrespectful,” according to the Washington Free Beacon.
Dems accuse Barr of sexism
Democrats have faced criticism for their behavior during Tuesday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing, which ostensibly had something to do with asking the attorney general questions. In practice, the session played out like partisan spectacle, with one Democratic committee member after another seeking to score cheap shots at Barr — even as they refused him the opportunity to respond to their invectives, as the Washington Examiner reported.
But as far as the Democrats are concerned, it’s Barr who was being rude. Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-PA) told MSNBC that Barr “spoke over women” and faulted him for having too many white people on his staff, as the Free Beacon noted.
“We have to hold him accountable to the American people,” Dean said on MSNBC, intimating that Barr committed perjury. “You saw his affect yesterday. He was disrespectful, spoke over top of every one of us. In particular, he spoke over women. He was flanked by at least 10 staffers, not a person of color among them.”
In reality, it was Dean and her fellow Dems who condescended to the attorney general. “I’m surprised at your lack of respect for a member of Congress,” she snapped.
Barr held his ground and even broke into laughter at one point. “You’ve waited to talk to me like this? You didn’t need to wait so long,” Barr said.
Playing the victim
In a nearly unbroken diatribe, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) accused Barr of having a double standard in his response to anti-racism protesters near the White House and armed, anti-lockdown demonstrators in Michigan, but Barr noted that Michigan’s state capitol falls outside his jurisdiction.
“I’m starting to lose my temper,” Jayapal flared, as Barr was trying to speak. “This is my time.”
As the Free Beacon notes, Barr spoke for less than 60 seconds during the exchange, but even that was too long for Jayapal, who called Barr a “hostile” witness.
“You have to take control of your time, because if you don’t, the witness will do it,” she told CNN, according to the Free Beacon.
The dilemma for Barr is simple: Democrats are determined to find that everything he does is a crime, and there’s nothing he can say to change their minds. To them, Barr shouldn’t be allowed to speak at all.