Kamala Harris Shreds Barr for Invoking John Lewis During Hearing

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) shredded Attorney General William Barr for mentioning the late Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) during the opening remarks of his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee.

At the hearing on Tuesday, Barr opened by saying, “On behalf of the Department of Justice, I want to pay my respects to your colleague John Lewis, an indomitable champion of civil rights and the rule of law,” as he praised his “commitment to nonviolence.”

In response to Barr’s remarks, the California lawmaker took to Twitter to blast the attorney general as she noted what Lewis advocated for during his time in office. For more than 40 years, Lewis fought for fair voting rights for minorities.

Harris tweeted, “Bill Barr hasn’t lifted a finger as Attorney General to protect voting rights in America. He has no business speaking John Lewis’s name.”

In a separate tweet, Harris said, “Bill Barr’s testimony today shows us he’s only here to protect the president and his reelection. That’s it.”

Other Democratic lawmakers also weighed in with their reactions to Barr’s opening remarks. Like Harris, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) reacted to Barr’s comments

“Attorney General Barr, you started your testimony with eloquent words about the life and legacy of John Lewis fighting systematic racism, voter intimidation, civil rights,” Richmond said.

“The one thing that you have in common with your are two predecessors, both Attorney General Sessions and Attorney General Whitaker, is that when you all came here and brought your top staff, you brought no Black people,” Richmond continued, adding “That, sir, is systematic racism.”

Richmond also suggested that actions speak louder than words as he alluded to Harris’ remarks insisting he hasn’t furthered causes that Lewis fought for.

Richmond continued, “That is exactly what John Lewis spent his life fighting, and so I would just suggest that actions speak louder than words, and you really should keep the name of the honorable John Lewis out of the Department of Justice’s mouth.”

Barr’s testimony comes weeks after President Donald Trump’s administration faced criticism for dispersing protesters in Lafayette Square during protests over the death of George Floyd.

In various cities, demonstrations are still ongoing as protesters continue their fight against police brutality and racial inequality — what Lewis spent his life fighting for.

Responses

  1. BOOB…your mouth is like the back end of hemorrhoidal jackass…..no disrespect to donkeys…they’re cute.

  2. Poor Generally Confused. Not an original thought in his little mind. Just repeats and repeats what CNN says. His words….Barr was planning to retire, didn’t know President Trump personally. And decided to become AG. And thankfully he did. I picture GC as a Nadler type sitting in his basement drooling over his own postings

  3. So . . . Harris is rebuking Barr
    for systemic racism because he paid respect to a fallen black colleague, but silent on the violently racist and mostly black mobs that are burning down America’s cities, looting and burning private property, injuring and killing innocent people (2), destroying their own neighborhoods and the small businesses that serve and employ them, there’s more but it upsets me to itemize all the pillaging, erc. It’s not hard to see why she didn’t get far into her campaign for president–she’s an out of touch, grandstanding moron and unfit to even hold the
    position she has now.

  4. Democrats are such pathetic victims and pure racists. How about, Barr is allowed to invoke Lewis’ name because they’re both AMERICANS?!?!?!

  5. He knows more about the law than every Democrat there today.” Cherl

    Correction. AG Barr knows a lot about how to break our laws to empower and protect Dear Leader.

    Cherl is confused about what it is that Barr is doing.

  6. As we already know generally confused has very low standards and once again his comment here is future proof.
    The treatment of AG Barr today was beyond ignorant. He knows more about the law than every Democrat there today.

  7. OK, when are we going to rise up and take arms and find these people and remove them from all walks of government life. Also, the soros, gates, suckerburg and that whole crowd need to be removed. We need our freedom of speech back now. The communists are trying to brain wash us into thinking their way and stop ALL truth from getting to us. The are liars and tyrants and we the people need to answer them with power.

  8. I love the way a strong, smart black woman makes trumpsters lose whatever little minds they have. It’s kryptonite to them…

    1. You made yourself and all the other communist democRATS look bad. You all look ignorant and brainless just like you jayjay the dipshit.

    2. VaJayjay, is that what you call someone who sleeps their way up the ladder, strong and smart? Spread-Eagle Harris for VP!!!

  9. I love it when these savages evoke phony indignation. You know like whenever a truthful statement like Trayvon was a thug or blacks commit 80 percent of the violent crime in the country is brought up.You go girl, Real talk.

  10. Hey, Kamala, you paramount of virtue, why don’t you go suck on Brown’s willie?

  11. It was great to see a Democratic member question a member of this fascist administration the exact way he should be questioned, without backing down to the AG’s lies. Watch Rep. Primila Jayapal’s questioning.

    Well done, Congresswoman!

    1. I know jayapal and she, like you, are blithering idiots that just think you got the best of anyone. You didn’t confuction. They got to you with the truth which is something you and all in your communist party know nothing about. You and your party’s mantra, lie, lie, lie, lie and when in doubt, LIE!!!!!!

  12. The idiot from california is a fraud and race baiter fro. Family of slave owners . They should duck tape her pie hole

  13. I watched a lot of this.
    The dems are known to “ask a question” and then use the majority of the time to “orate” and conveniently running out of time to hear the answer. But today they really showed their a…s. Barr knows they do that and even tried to continue talking when they began cutting him off which made them start talking louder and saying “I reclaim my time, I reclaim my time, I reclaim my time……….”
    They don’t want answers, they want free air time to voice their opinions.
    Oh, and Nadler told a reporter yesterday that Antifa is a myth. Shouldn’t we expect our elected officials know what is happening in the world and especially this country?
    I’ve said it before. Time to say it again. The dem/leftist/prog/socialist don’t care how ridiculous they look or sound just as long as another dem/leftist/prog/socialist pats them on the back and says they did good.

  14. By the way, Meaghan Ellis whoever you are, Harris hardly “shredded” anything. Perhaps if Democrats would back off their accusations, hearings and impeachment efforts something positive could be done. But voting rights? Being a poll worker for over 25 years I’ve NEVER denied anyone the right to vote as long as they meet the criteria to do so.

    1. That’s just it. You don’t allow the deceased to vote and you don’t allow illegals to vote and you don’t allow people to vote more than once. Fascist! lol

  15. Oh lord not her again spitting out nothing. She lives to be noticed but she isn’t going to me Biden’s VP choice. AG Barr was a gentleman today while the Democrats were pathetic and rude.

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