Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham shamed the Democrats who are trashing Bill Barr today.
They issued a new statement showing strong support for Attorney General Bill Barr and warned the left not to try to intimidate him.
“Attorney General William Barr is a man of the highest character and unquestionable integrity,” they wrote.
“The Senate has attested to this fact by confirming him four times to positions of the utmost public trust.”
“In each case, his commitment to the rule of law, the Constitution, and the American people have proven this trust has been well placed.”
“Suggestions from outside groups that the Attorney General has fallen short of the responsibilities of his office are unfounded.”
“The Attorney General has shown he is committed without qualification to securing equal justice to all Americans.”
“The nation is fortunate President Trump chose such a strong and selfless public servant to lead the Department of Justice.”
“We expect that, as always, efforts to intimidate the Attorney General will fall woefully short.”
While speaking to reporters at Joint Base Andrews, Trump said that he agrees with the sentiment that he makes “this job harder” for Barr, but added that “he’s a very straight shooter.”
“I will say this, social media, for me, has been very important,” he added. “It gives me a voice. I don’t get that voice in the press, in the media, I don’t get that voice. So I’m allowed to have a voice.”
Before the DOJ getting involved, Trump had called the recommended sentence for Stone, a “very unfair situation,” and added that he “cannot allow this miscarriage of justice!” However, the president said that he did not discuss the sentencing with Barr or other officials in the department before the announcement on walking back the sentencing recommendation was made.
McConnell, McCarthy and Graham issue a statement in support of AG Barr. 👀 pic.twitter.com/mbWK2qiyNl
— Andrew Desiderio (@AndrewDesiderio) February 18, 2020
Trump also put Dem DSenator Chris Murphy on notice:
“I saw that…Senator Murphy met with the Iranians; is that a fact? I just saw that on the way over. Is there anything that I should know? Because that sounds like to me a violation of the Logan Act.”pic.twitter.com/mxRJQvFv2n
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) February 18, 2020