Jerry Nadler is a joke and a disgrace as well as a lightweight politician and he just proved that beyond a reasonable doubt.
Jerry is furious that Bill Barr is ignoring his request to come testify in the House because Barr is too smart to let Nadler play his games.
So Nadler threw a temper tantrum and said he would slash Barr’s DOJ funding. One problem – he needs to pass legislation to do it and there is no chance of that happening. Another empty threat from lightweight Nadler.
House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) announced on Tuesday that Justice Department whistleblowers and former agency officials are expected to testify on what he deemed “the unprecedented politicization” of the DOJ under Attorney General Bill Barr and President Trump.
Driving the news: Nadler listed Barr walking with Trump and other administration officials to Washington, D.C.’s historic St. John’s Episcopal Church on Monday as an example of Barr’s “unacceptable” behavior.
The photo op was made possible by military police and park rangers using tear gas and physical force on peaceful protestors to clear the area.
Nadler said that he would introduce legislation to slash the DOJ’s budget by $50 million.
Nadler attributed the proposed funding cuts and oversight to the DOJ’s decision to drop its prosecution of former national security adviser Michael Flynn and Barr’s refusal to testify due to the coronavirus pandemic.
What they’re saying: “I am not going to spend months litigating a subpoena with an Attorney General who has already spent years resisting the courts and legitimate congressional oversight—but neither will we stand by and allow Mr. Barr to continue to corrupt the Department,” Nadler said in a press release on Tuesday.
“We do not take these actions lightly or with any sense of joy. We have both a duty and a moral obligation to protect the rule of law in our country, and we intend to do just that.”