After the shameful display of cowardice and protection of President* Trump, many are calling on Attorney General William Barr to resign or be impeached.
Barr was grilled by congressional committees on Wednesday, and then refused to show back up for more on Thursday, leading many to call for House Dems to hold him in contempt of congress, an offense that could lead to his arrest.
Rep. Eric Swalwell joined in the trending topic #ImpeachBarr on Twitter:
While Congressional Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have been skittish on the topic of impeaching Donald Trump, they’ve both been open to having Barr removed, which some believe might be them paving the way for bigger impeachment processes.
“Mr. President, Attorney General Barr’s performance in yesterday’s Judiciary Committee hearing was abysmal, raising all types of questions about his willingness to be a faithful steward of the law. But of several outlandish claims, one stood out — one that should send shivers down the spine of anyone who believes in this democracy. It would probably send shivers down the spines of the Founding Fathers if they heard the attorney general say what he said. Because Attorney General Barr said yesterday that the president could not have obstructed justice because he believed he was falsely accused.
But he even went further. He made a broad principle. Here’s what he said … he said that if an investigation is, quote, “based on false allegations, the president does not have to sit there constitutionally and allow it to run its course. The president could terminate that proceeding and not have it be corrupt intent because he was falsely accused.”
What a statement! What a statement. If the president himself believes he was falsely accused, he can … terminate any investigation or proceeding against him? Any at all? And is that determination in the president’s own head and nobody else’s?”