By Alex Mangie: I do not know how Bill Barr finds the strength to sit through these Congressional character assassinations. For a man of his background and experience, the patience required to sit there in a hearing for five hours being lectured to by small minded, incompetent, and self-important politicians must have been extraordinary. A lesser man would have walked out midway through the ordeal while clearing the air on his true thoughts about Nadler and his inept sideshow—but to his credit, Bill Barr stuck it out to the bitter end of a day that should have had more answers and less political grandstanding.
There was a lot of buffoonery today at his hearing as the committee took turns taking shots at Barr without giving him much of a chance to answer any of their “questions” if you could call them that. The Democrats on this committee were more interested in lecturing than asking questions and receiving answers, which is what the purpose of such a hearing should be. Wasting taxpayer dollars to try and score political points should be frowned upon, but this Congress has wasted taxpayer dollars for four years going after Trump, so today was business as usual.
One of the more irritating exchanges today involved Congresswoman Jayapal, who was either representing Washington’s 7th Congressional District or the Nation Formerly Known as CHOP. It was genuinely hard to watch the rudeness, condescension, and accusatory tone of this woman who as a person must be insufferable to be around even on one of her good days (if she has them).
Jayapal was triggered by the mere sight of Bill Barr, and her screaming, carrying on, and constant interruptions made her come across like a spoiled brat who probably was raised as such from a young age. To sum up her criticism, she is mad that the “protesters” were inconvenienced to get moved out of Lafayette Square, and she also thinks Barr should have spent more time trying to intervene when protesters in Michigan (legally allowed to openly carry guns in the state house mind you) entered the state house with their weapons in protest of Governor Whitmer’s inconsistent and draconian COVID-19 orders—of course she also accused them of being Nazis, white supremists, and Confederate flag wavers. She essentially said Barr was guilty of playing favorites when it came to which protesters he went after.
Of course this woman is delusional—anarchists in her own district took over and held six city blocks hostage for a month in downtown Seattle, leading to the shooting deaths of innocent people and public destruction that is still being cleaned up. She then had the audacity to blame police officers for the actions of the anarchists and supported them by saying how dissent is important and that law enforcement has a culture of brutality. There is nothing like rationalizing bad behavior, and Jayapal has made a career of it.
Bill Barr has more background, experience, and knowledge in his right pinky toe than most of the Democrats on that committee have in their entire careers feeding at the public trough, Jayapal particularly. For a man of Barr’s intelligence having to suffer the delusions and idiocies of people like Pramila Jayapal for hours on end must have been excruciating as well as infuriating, and occasionally that annoyance would visibility be seen on Barr’s face as the day went on.
Most people will forget this hearing, if they even heard about it the first time. But the result of today was the Democrats came off as childish and shrill, and for Barr’s part, suffering the whims of foolish bureaucrats unfortunately goes with the territory.