Among other reasons why I think this country is doomed and spiraling toward some type of inevitable cataclysm like the Blundering Generation:
BARR: "Mr. Chairman, could we take a 5 minute break?"— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) July 28, 2020
BARR: "I waited an hour for you this morning. I haven't had lunch…"
NADLER: "We are almost finished…"
BARR: "You're a real class act, Mr. Chairman." pic.twitter.com/kccY05AOn5
SUPERCUT:— Greg Price (@greg_price11) July 28, 2020
Bill Barr: “The law says…”
Democrats: “RECLAIMING MY TIME!!” pic.twitter.com/pajVJqFBTz
BARR ON PORTLAND: “What unfolds nightly around the courthouse cannot reasonably be called protest. It is, by any objective measure, an assault on the government of the United States.” pic.twitter.com/7EoT79JlX4— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) July 28, 2020
.@davidcicilline to AG Barr: “Protesters aren’t chaos!…”— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) July 28, 2020
“Sir, your failure to respect the role of peaceful protest in this country is a disgrace, it’s un-American. It’s important to remember what these protests are about: Black Lives Matter.” pic.twitter.com/G1rbVYaHyV
.@RepRichmond: “When you all came here and brought your top staff, you brought no black people. That sir, is systematic racism. — You really should keep the name of the Honorable John Lewis out of the Department of Justice’s mouth.” pic.twitter.com/39O9Yh2D3i— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) July 28, 2020
Bill Barr is aggressive towards Black Lives Matter protests but not armed right-wing extremists threatening to lynch a Governor.— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) July 28, 2020
Why? Because white men with swastikas storming a Capitol are part of Trump’s agenda while people of color protesting injustice are seen as terrorists. pic.twitter.com/hrpUuatIks
On the night St. John’s Church was set on fire:— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 28, 2020
RASKIN: Are you aware that church leaders “all denounced this police assault on the civil rights and civil liberties of the people?”
BARR: “Did they do that before or after the fire was put out?” pic.twitter.com/Aw5oE3cc2a
Democrat cuts off Attorney General of the United States when he says he has two children who are cancer survivors pic.twitter.com/DnQZcP3S6d— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) July 28, 2020
Why hasn’t the Insurrection Act been invoked yet?
The 101st Airborne was used by President Eisenhower to integrate Little Rock over the authority of the governor of Arkansas. And yet, massive resistance in Portland on a vastly greater scale than ever occurred during the end of segregation is allowed to take place for months.
Would RFK have sat there like William Barr and taken this kind of abuse from George Wallace or Ross Barnett in the 1960s? When Judge Frank Johnson dismantled segregation in Alabama, was the Klan ever bold enough to launch a two month long siege of a U.S. District Court?