Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) admonished Attorney General Bill Barr for not hiring enough black people, regardless of whether they are qualified or not, for prestigious positions within the Department of Justice.
Richmond addressed Barr while he appeared before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday where he launched into his anti-white rant.
“You started your testimony with eloquent words about the life and legacy of John Lewis fighting systematic racism, voter intimidation, civil rights. The one thing you have in common with your two predecessors, both Attorney General Sessions and Attorney General Whitaker, when you came here and brought your top staff, you brought no black people,” Richmond said.
“That, sir, is systematic racism. That is exactly what John Lewis spent his life fighting, and so, I would just suggest that actions speak louder than words, and you really should keep the name of the honorable John Lewis out the Department of Justice’s mouth,” he added.
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The shocking racist clip can be seen here:
Rep. @CedricRichmond to AG Barr:
“You started your testimony with eloquent words about the life and legacy of John Lewis… When you came here and brought your top staff, you brought no black people… That is exactly what John Lewis spent his life fighting.” pic.twitter.com/cRhlAIoSJs
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 28, 2020
Barr had to deal with belligerently stupid questions all day from Democrats who hate law and order and want to see terror continue to reign on the streets.
“Can you commit today that the department will not use federal law enforcement as a prop in the president’s re-election campaign?” Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) asked Barr.
“Can you commit today that the department will not use federal law enforcement as a prop in the president’s re-election campaign?” he continued, not letting Barr get a word in edgewise.
“It’s all out in the open, where the people can see what you are doing for themselves. The president wants footage for his campaign ads, and you appear to be serving it up to him as ordered,” Nadler added.
“SHAME ON YOU MR. BARR, SHAME ON YOU,” Nadler said to conclude his offensive and disrespectful rant.
Barr was finally able to get off his response in which he schooled Nadler for his disingenuous and dishonest partisan rhetoric.
“Mr. Chairman, you’ve conflated two different things. The effort like LeGend is to deal with violent crime. Crime that’s committed on the streets of the city, again, predatory violence like murder, shootings, which are soaring in some cities right now. That does not involve countering protesters as you refer to it. Civil disturbance is a different set of issues and I just reject the idea that the department has flooded anywhere and attempted to suppress demonstrators,” Barr responded.
Barr added that “the fact of the matter is if you take Portland, the courthouse is under attack. The federal resources are inside the perimeter around the courthouse defending it from almost two months of daily attacks where people march to the court, try to gain entrance and have set fires, thrown things, used explosives and injured police including just this past weekend perhaps permanently blinding three federal officers with lasers. We are on the defense, we are not out looking for trouble, and if the state and the city would provide the law enforcement services that other jurisdictions do we would have no need to have additional marshals in the courthouse.”
The Trump administration is standing for the truth against the forces of evil. Barr needs to continue to bolster enforcement measures in liberal cities to restore the rule of law.