Peel back the formalities, and the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing with Attorney General Bill Barr on Tuesday was nothing more than an attempt to “cancel” the high-ranking Trump administration official.
That was according to Fox News host Jesse Watters, who condemned committee Democrats’ behavior on a segment of The Five.
Watters: Democrats try to “cancel” Barr
“They just wanted to cancel Bill Barr,” Watters said. “They were not interested in hearing or listening to anything he had to say because they know he’s armed with facts.”
Depending on your perspective, the so-called “cancellation” of Barr has been an ongoing venture pretty much since he rose to the office of attorney general. Particularly since Barr essentially absolved President Donald Trump of claims that he obstructed justice in the Russian collusion probe, Democrats have likened him to a corrupt henchman who puts the president before the Constitution in just about every decision he makes.
That theme of treachery echoed through hours of questioning Tuesday, as Democrats aired virtually the sum total of their grievances against the embattled official — and their contempt was especially evident from their constant interruptions, which came as reliably as their smears.
According to Watters, Democrats have “bad energy” because they can’t challenge Barr on the facts, so they turned instead to childish bullying tactics.
“He’s calm, cool and collected and they’re just angry. They’re furious. They look unserious, and they look unprofessional,” he said.
Barr, as Watters pointed out, is not known for showing emotion, but even he had some difficulty keeping his equilibrium throughout the day.
“No. You said under penalty of perjury. I’m going to answer the damn question,” Barr fired back at Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO), who cut Barr off after warning him that he was under oath.
This kind of uncivil behavior from the Democrats seems to have more than an incidental connection with their tolerance for violence, Watters said, pointing out that Democrats ignored a startling video of rioters presented by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) at the outset of the proceedings.
“[Barr is] upholding the rule of law,” Watters said. “Really, that’s the problem with the Democrats. They do not want the rule of law upheld. If it was up to them, and you can see by their actions, they would be OK with Antifa burning down courthouses, they’re ok with violent protesters attacking police, they won’t condemn it.”
Which is the party that is enabling terrorism again?