Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) tears into Attorney General Bill Barr at a hearing on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, saying, “you are no different from Rudy Giuliani or Kellyanne Conway, who sacrificed their reputations for a grifter.”
“The American people know that you are no different from Rudy Giuliani or Kellyanne Conway or any of the other people who sacrificed their once decent reputation for the grifter and liar who sits in the Oval Office,” Hirono said.
Sen. Mazie Hirono to AG Barr: "The American people know that you are no different from Rudy Giuliani or Kellyanne Conway or any of the other people who sacrificed their once decent reputation for the grifter and liar who sits in the Oval Office." pic.twitter.com/m35SkzAtW9
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) May 1, 2019
Hirono told Barr to his face that “you should resign.” She ran down a list of reasons why, including being Donald Trump’s PR person to help give him cover for the findings of the Mueller probe.
“You should have recused yourself from the Mueller probe. You wrote an unsolicited memo. You delayed the release of the Mueller report and allowed Trump’s attorneys to review it,” Hirono continued.
Mazie Hirono to Barr: "America deserves better. You should resign."
Via ABC pic.twitter.com/w3Y7UyAjRQ
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 1, 2019
The Washington Post’s editorial board blasted Barr in a scathing op-ed: “A veteran of the George H.W. Bush administration, Mr. Barr avowed loyalty to the Justice Department’s mission and, nearing the end of his career, seemed to have little incentive to serve as another Trump sycophant. Yet Mr. Barr has lit his reputation on fire, and he just added more fuel in his Wednesday testimony before a Senate panel.”
More reaction from Twitter:
The conduct of AG Barr over the last few weeks and in the hearing today has been shown to be unacceptable. I thought he was an institutionalist, committed to both the rule of law and his role as the lawyer for the American people. I was very wrong. He is protecting the President.
— Eric Holder (@EricHolder) May 1, 2019