Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris dismantles AG Bill Barr when he filibustered on the questions during his hearing before the Senate Judiciary committee: “The flip-flop in this case is you not answering the questions.” She left him stuttering.
Harris nailed him on whether he read the underlying documents in the Mueller report. Barr said no. After questioning Barr, she told reporters that he should resign, echoing her colleague, Sen. Mazie Hirono’s remarks.
“If any USA when asked to make critical decision, would you accept them making a charging decision to you w/o referring to evidence. It was you who made the charging decision. You said it was your baby, what did you mean by that?” Harris continued.
“He made a decision without reviewing the evidence. This Attorney General lacks all credibility and has I think compromised the American public’s ability to believe that he is a purveyor of justice,” Harris told reporters after she left the hearing.
“I think the American people have seen that you are biased, and that’s your conflict of interest,” Harris said.
What I just saw from the Attorney General is unacceptable. Barr must resign now.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) May 1, 2019
Watch Sen. Kamala Harris brutally take down Bill Barr:
Here is the complete exchange, via CSPAN, between Kamala Harris and Bill Barr — including the part where Barr couldn't say whether Trump or anyone in the White House has ever suggested that he open an investigation into anyone. It's worth a watch. pic.twitter.com/wJOdSFR7JR
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 1, 2019
Imagine what Kamala Harris would do to Donald Trump on a debate stage? Twitter is reacting to Harris destroying Barr:
These are the first 57 seconds of @KamalaHarris' questioning of Bill Barr.
That's all it took for her to fluster him, tie him in a knot, and force an "I don't know." He was asked whether the President of the United States has ever pushed him to investigate someone. pic.twitter.com/Mlta5Io0qp
— Ian Sams (@IanSams) May 1, 2019
Barr’s stunning confession to @KamalaHarris: He didn’t even review all the evidence underlying the Mueller report! Yet he reached a conclusion Mueller said he couldn’t reach based on that full evidentiary record. OMG. If this isn’t enough to disqualify Barr, what could be???
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) May 1, 2019
Hi, 911? I'd like to report a murder.
Kamala Harris just killed AG Barr's credibility. #BarrHearing
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) May 1, 2019
14/ @KamalaHarris just established that neither Barr or his staff read the underlying evidence and yet he decided that evidence wasn't sufficient. WOW!! Good for her. Also, got Barr to refuse to say he'd consult DOJ ethics re recusing from pending cases bec of bias he's shown.
— Jill Wine-Banks (@JillWineBanks) May 1, 2019
Picture a President Kamala Harris constructively cross examining her own WH staff's recommendations on national and economic security policy before making decisions in the national interest and tell me it doesn't give you a shot of American confidence you haven't felt in a while.
— David Jolly (@DavidJollyFL) May 1, 2019
The most patriotic thing a senator could do in these hearings is give their time to Kamala Harris.
— Schooley (@Rschooley) May 1, 2019
Omg – @KamalaHarris just destroying Barr by diminishing his intellect, his integrity and his ability to think on his feet. Wow
— Nicolle Wallace (@NicolleDWallace) May 1, 2019
I want to see Kamala Harris prosecute Donald Trump asap!!
— Mr. Weeks 🤴🏾 (@MrDane1982) May 1, 2019
Now @KamalaHarris has Barr stuttering. These dynamic women have got this clown SHOOK!!!
Who’s the weaker sex? Tell me again why women can’t lead? Tell me why the Democratic nominee needs to be a (white) man?#BarrHearing
— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) May 1, 2019
We interrupt this feed to simply say: Kamala Harris.
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) May 1, 2019
You ever watch one of them nature documentaries where a lioness takes down a two ton water buffalo? Yeah, that’s pretty much what just happened when Kamala Harris questioned Barr… #BarrHearing
— Cyrus McQueen (@CyrusMMcQueen) May 1, 2019
Kamala Harris opens with a kick to the head.
“Has the president or anyone else asked you to open an investigation into anyone?”
Barr looks like a deer in the headlights.
That’s your clip.
Roundhouse to the cranium. A first kick knockout.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) May 1, 2019