House Democrat Steve Cohen (Tenn.) on Tuesday submitted a resolution calling for the impeachment of Attorney General William Barr.
Cohen has been calling for Barr’s impeachment for over a week saying “he is reigning terror on the rule of law.”
Now, he’s formally submitted a resolution .
“Today, I introduced #HRes1032, which would authorize an impeachment inquiry into Attorney General Barr,” Cohen tweeted.
“He has politicized the DOJ, undermined the rule of law, abused his power, obstructed justice [and] violated the first amendment,” the Democrat added . “He is not fit to be Attorney General.”
We know the Obama admin weaponized the DOJ & FBI for political gain.
Instead of condemning this bare-faced corruption, Democrats are vilifying AG Barr for bringing it to light and for working to hold those involved accountable.
This is an absurdity.https://t.co/pIlLqTiMX3
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) June 26, 2020
Cohen’s main points of contention lie in Barr’s reduction of sentencing for Roger Stone, something he calls a “travesty,” and the attorney General’s alleged role in a decision to remove rioters from Lafayette Square during a protest last month.
But Cohen has little to no support for the effort from more prominent Democrats.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) called any effort to impeach Barr a “waste of time,” while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) dismissed it, saying “Let’s solve our problems by going to the polls and voting on Election Day.”
But then, she said that prior to the last election as well.
House Democrats just introduced a resolution to impeach the Attorney General.
Are you kidding me?
Bill Barr is cleaning up the mess that Obama, Biden, and Comey created!
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) June 30, 2020
Cohen’s actions, just like those taken by Democrats who tried to reverse the election of 2016 by impeaching the president, is all for show.
He attempted to insult Barr last May when the AG refused to show up to a sham House Judiciary Committee hearing, so he resorted to an antic that would embarrass a high school freshman:
Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen branded Attorney General William Barr as "Chicken Barr" after Barr did not appear for a House Judiciary Committee hearing. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports. 🐔🐓🍗 https://t.co/BKsOiCNd2Q pic.twitter.com/sD7ViwxjdP
— CNN (@CNN) May 3, 2019
Cohen previously butted heads with Pelosi over Trump’s impeachment, insisting it was the “patriotic” thing to do. He introduced articles of impeachment in 2017 over the president’s reaction to violence in Charlottesville, Va., which was distorted into a media-generated hoax.
Cross posted at the Mental Recession