A group of House Democrats is trying generate publicity by issuing an incendiary letter to Attorney General William Barr.
In all, 11 Democrat members of Congress signed the demand for Barr’s resignation.
— Rep. Hank Johnson (@RepHankJohnson) December 19, 2019
Grounds for dismissal
The game Democrats are playing right now is rather amusing. When Obama was in office, former Attorneys GeneralEric Holder and Loretta Lynch turned the Justice Department into Obama’s private security force.
Holder blocked Congress from accessing information about a U.S. gun-running operation and Lynch reportedly acted as Bill Clinton’s personal messenger to former FBI director James Comey when Hillary Clinton was under investigation.
Dems never said a peep when all of this was going on. In fact, they found nothing at all wrong with it.
When Barr hand-picked U.S. Attorney John Durham to investigate the origins of the Russian probe, Democrats all raised their eyebrows in concern.
Now, because both Barr and Durham voiced their opposition to some of the findings of Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on possible FISA abuse in 2016, Democrats believe Barr has gone too far and now want him to resign.
The letter alleges that Barr and Durham “inappropriately interfered in independent Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations and intentionally used [their] positions to mislead the American public in defense of President Donald J. Trump.”
Consider the source
It’s important to note who signed this letter. Townhall reports that Reps. Hank Johnson Jr. (D-GA), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), William Lacy Clay (D-MO), Jared Huffman (D-CA), and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) all signed off on the demand.
When one takes a closer look, one might realize that this letter is likely just a cry for attention. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), who campaigned on impeaching Trump, is a member of the Squad, but she fails to receive the same level of media interest given to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN).
While under investigation herself for possible campaign finance violations, Tlaib has the audacity to demand Barr resign for doing his job.
Unsurprisingly, this coalition of Democrats accomplishes nothing with this letter other than virtue signaling and drawing unflattering attention to themselves.