Attorney General William Barr took a lot of incoming from the frothing at the mouth Democrats today. Barr consistently exposed their naked partisanship and defended the law and the Trump administration.
Barr was subjected to many rude lines of questioning and at a few points snapped back and delicately reminded the inquisitors who was boss.
It certainly wasn’t Eric Swalwell, try as he did to make demands of the Attorney General. Barr, as per usual, got the last laugh when he mocked the hapless Jerry Nadler at the end and called him “a real class act.”
From Fox News:
Attorney General Bill Barr’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday became so heated that lawmakers were even sparring over Barr’s request to take a five minute break.
As the hearing was winding down, Barr asked Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., if the committee could break for five minutes so he could get something to eat for lunch.
Nadler’s response was a firm no.
Barr retorted: “I waited 45 minutes, an hour for you this morning. I haven’t had lunch. I’d like to take a five minute break.”
Barr was referring to the delay in the start of the hearing after Nadler was involved in a car accident on his way to Capitol Hill.
Nadler responded that the hearing is set to be over in “a few minutes.”
“You’re a real class act,” Barr said to Nadler before laughing at the chairman. “A real class act.”
As ranking member Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, stepped in to defend Barr, Nadler slammed down his gavel and allowed the committee to take a short break before questioning resumed.
The exchange between Barr and Nadler was just one of many tense moments in the committee’s chambers on Tuesday as a combative Barr sparred with Democratic lawmakers who criticized him on issues ranging from voting rights to the government’s response to protests in Portland to the Justice Department’s handling of investigations into associates of President Trump.
"I waited…an hour for you this morning, I haven't had lunch, I'd like to take a 5-minute break…
You're a real class act."
AG Barr responds to @JerryNadler denying him a short break from questioning.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) July 28, 2020
After hours of scrutiny #AGBarr asks for a comfort break and is denied as #JerryNasler shouts NO! Watch as Barr laughs and call Nadler a “Class Act”. The Democrats have no decency or class. #WalkAwayFromDemocrats pic.twitter.com/x0xY0kGRVv
— TheRevelator? (@TheRevelator18) July 28, 2020