During his relatively short time in office, Attorney General William “Bill” Barr has won praise for how he runs the Justice Department. Now, he’s scored one of his biggest wins yet.
The Washington Free Beacon, a conservative-leaning online publication, has designated Barr as one of its 2019 “Men of the Year,” the outlet reported Tuesday. Others to receive the Free Beacon’s “Man of the Year” title this year included Nick Sandmann, the Covington Catholic High School student whose defamation case against the Washington Post is ongoing, and Conan, the hero dog who helped in the mission to kill ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
“Attorney General William Barr was confirmed less than a year ago, but he’s already done more than anyone to provide the American people with the straight facts on all the corrupt — but futile — stratagems employed to topple President Trump,” staff at the Free Beacon wrote.
Causing liberals to lose their minds
The publication’s staff went on to laud Barr for causing liberals to “lose their minds” over the course of the last several months with his reactions to Justice Department happenings.
“Barr’s brave truth-telling has caused countless libs to lose their minds,” the Free Beacon notes. “Merely because he accurately summarized the [Robert] Mueller investigation’s findings (no collusion, no obstruction, total exoneration), Democrats threatened to lock him up.”
Indeed, the site notes: “So fierce was their desperation that they invented a charge of perjury, a now-forgotten canard spread by Nancy Pelosi in a CYA move after the Dems’ first impeachment push fizzled.”
The paper’s staff also highlighted some of the absurd claims that the left-leaning mainstream media has thrown against Barr.
“MSNBC has accused Barr of being behind the death of Democratic patron Jeffrey Epstein, former Obama hack Eric Holder has demanded he be sacked, and the New York Times declared him Trump’s ‘henchman,'” the Free Beacon reported. “These hysterical responses from within the liberal bubble have led prominent intellectuals to dub Barr ‘the new Dick Cheney’ — a moniker which no doubt contributes to his wild popularity among the public.”
Rising to the top
But while cable news rips on Barr, the attorney general has been working hard investigating the origins of the Trump–Russia collusion probe and pursuing new crime-fighting efforts.
Last week, the attorney general announced an initiative known as Operation Relentless Pursuit, which will direct more federal resources to combatting violent crime in seven major cities, according to the Associated Press.
“Fighting violent crime is one of the priorities of this administration,” Barr said at a press conference in Detroit earlier this month, according to The New York Times. “In a number of cities, it’s a stubborn problem. The federal government can’t attack this problem alone. It depends on collaboration with state and local partners.”
For this and other accomplishments — and “for leaving legions of libs triggered in his wake,” in the words of the Free Beacon — Barr was named as one of the publication’s men of the year for 2019. And he certainly deserves the designation.