Attorney General William Barr opened up about his experience in his position so far and continued to defend President Donald Trump, saying he didn’t care about how the backlash affects his reputation because “everyone dies.”
Barr has been a target of heavy criticism from Democratic lawmakers (and one Republican) for his role in defending the president against the backlash of the Mueller report.
Despite criticism, the attorney general backed Trump yet again in an interview with “CBS This Morning” that aired Friday.
“I think one of the ironies today is that people are saying that it’s President Trump that’s shredding our institutions,” Barr said. “I really see no evidence of that, it is hard, and I really haven’t seen bill of particulars as to how that’s being done.”
Barr said that instead, the “shredding” of the United States’ institutions comes from criticism and investigations into the president.
As for the criticism of him, Barr remains unbothered.
“Everyone dies,” he said. “And I am not, you know, I don’t believe in the Homeric idea that you know, immortality comes by, you know, having odes sung about you over the centuries, you know?”
Watch the interview below:
Democratic lawmakers will definitely not sing odes to Barr. Many have accused Barr of acting as a “personal lawyer” for the president. Some Democratic presidential candidates even went as far as to suggest the attorney general should be impeached.
Most of the criticism is from Barr’s summary of the Mueller report that he released before the redacted report was made public. After the report was released, and after Special Counsel Robert Mueller subsequent public statement on the report, many accused Barr of mischaracterizing the results.