The Democrats have gone a few months without using the “I-word,” which is a long streak for them…the “I-word,” of course, being “Impeachment.” We’re all well aware of how much they love that word, especially when used in connection with any official in President Trump’s orbit. They’ve been avoiding the word for a while—understandable given their failure with impeaching Trump at the start of the year—but it’s starting to work its way back into their vocabulary.
The reprieve was nice while it lasted, I guess. Who do they want to impeach now? Well, this time they are targeting Attorney General William Barr for the chopping block.
Why, exactly? They claim he is acting as the “personal lawyer” for President Trump, as was said this past weekend by Democrat Senator Mark Warner. Could their impeachment plot possibly have something to do with Barr’s uncovering of the dirty deeds of the Obama administration? I am going to go out on a limb and say yes, that’s exactly what’s happening.
The Hill reported, “A Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday called for Attorney General William Barr to be impeached, alleging that he is not following the rule of law.
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), an outspoken progressive on the panel, advocated for Barr to be impeached during a hearing on the politicization of the Justice Department (DOJ).
‘We should pursue impeachment of Bill Barr because he is reigning terror on the rule of law,’ Cohen said.”
In a tweet Saturday, Senator Elizabeth Warren implored Congress to pass a bill stripping Barr’s authorities in matters involving Trump and his family.
“This is a naked abuse of power. I’ve already called for AG William Barr to resign & for Congress to impeach him,” said the Massachusetts Democrat.
“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,” said Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) in an interview with CNN.
Ballotpedia outlined the following criteria for impeaching a cabinet official:
“Though the Constitution does not define who constitutes a civil officer, Congress has exercised its power to impeach three presidents, one senator, one cabinet official, and 15 federal judges; of these, only eight individuals—all federal judges—were convicted on the charges of impeachment and removed from office.”
In my own opinion—an opinion shared by many—Bill Barr is the best Attorney General this nation has had since Ed Meese during the Reagan presidency. Barr has upheld the rule of law and has conducted investigations into the corrupt officials of the Obama years, such as James Comey, James Clapper, John Brennan, and Andrew McCabe among others.
He recently dropped charges against former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, who was set up by the FBI and Mueller Special Counsel and forced to plead guilty to bogus charges.
He also played by the book when he didn’t recommend charges against President Trump for so-called “obstruction of justice” charges in the Mueller Special Counsel investigation. He even made the report public, even though he was under no legal obligation to do so.
Bill Barr is my guy and my favorite member of Trump’s cabinet. He is an admirable patriot who is only interested in upholding the rule of law. That is something the Democrats are neglecting to enforce even though they swear an oath to the United States Constitution. It is laughable that the Dems consider Barr Trump’s “personal lawyer,” given the fact that former Attorney General Eric Holder was referred to by then-President Obama as his “wingman.” Holder was responsible for politicizing the Justice Department, not Barr.
Americans should be proud of the work of this Attorney General. He hasn’t crumbled under the weight of the DC establishment the way his predecessor Jeff Sessions did. Barr isn’t concerned about what DC cocktail parties he is invited to; he has a greater obligation to the rule of law and the American people.