From the moment Attorney General Barr assumed office, Democrats have maintained that his primary purpose has been to protect President Donald Trump from prosecution.
After the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York was ousted last week, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) stated that Barr should be impeached for his role in the firing. But according to NPR, Nadler conceded that Barr probably won’t face impeachment, and that trying to do so would be a “waste of time.”
Nadler: Barr deserves impeachment
One of the favorite words within today’s Democratic Party is impeachment, which, of course, carries with it serious implications, because it is the most extreme measure that can be taken to remove an official, elected or appointed, from office.
Democrats have used the term often during the current administration to create a sense of urgency in the minds of Americans, and though Trump himself was long the target of this kind of campaign, the left has recently turned its attention to Barr instead.
Following the dismissal of U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman in New York, Democrats were again furious, saying that Trump was using the Justice Department to get rid of someone who was involved in investigating Trump and his associated.
As NPR noted, when CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Nadler if he believed that Barr should be impeached, he said that the AG should, but that it will almost certainly never happen.
“I don’t think calls for his impeachment are premature any more than calls for the President’s impeachment were premature, but they are a waste of time at this point,” the congressman said, according to NPR. “We’ve seen a pattern of…Barr corruptly impeding all these investigations, so this is just more of the same.”
Taking aim elsewhere
Perhaps in an acknowledgment of the futility of attempting to impeach Barr, Democrats in the House have decided to play games with his budget instead.
According to a report from Axios report, Nadler has indicated that the House plans on holding back $50 million from the Justice Department’s budget as a way to hinder Barr.
Nadler also accused every Senate Republican except for Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) of being “corrupt” simply because they did not vote to convict Trump and remove him from office when they had the chance.
Even so, while Democrats continue to rail against the administration, most Republicans continue to support both Trump and Barr.
All of this just goes to show that if Trump does win a second term, it seems likely that yet another attempt at impeachment and removal could be launched by those who simply cannot accept him as the duly elected leader of this country.