• Barr’s Show Trial: Bullying Dems Try to Muzzle the Attorney General

    Surge Summary: Attorney General William Barr appeared for “questioning” before a Congressional committee Tuesday. He spoke up in defense of the police and on behalf of black Americans suffering from rising crime rates because of the Left’s obstructing of law enforcement. The Democrats, alternatively, made it clear their main concern was to silence Mr. Barr – the way they normally respond to those who challenge their orthodoxies.

    by Gary Bauer

    Attorney General William Barr testified before the House Judiciary Committee [Tuesday].  It was a tense hearing with congressional liberals accusing the attorney general of prioritizing the president’s political interests above the national interest and leading a federal assault on “peaceful protesters.”

    Many parts of this hearing will be replayed on the nightly news.  But I want to make an observation about the overall tenor of [Tuesday’s] event.

    The totalitarians in Beijing or Moscow would have applauded the way the liberal majority ran [Tuesday’s] hearing.  It was reminiscent of a communist show trial that dissidents who dare to question the state’s authority are subjected to.

    House Democrats were not interested in getting information from William Barr.  They shouted over him or interrupted him every time he tried to answer their baseless charges.

    In doing so, they mimicked what the leftists on our universities do.  They operated the way the leftists who control social media do.  They shouted down and censored Barr.

    As we have repeatedly pointed out, the left cannot convince anyone of the bizarre positions it takes.  So it has one tactic – to silence conservative thought by labeling it hate and smearing the person attempting to speak.

    If, God forbid, next year the same leftist majority still controls the House, has taken the Senate and Joe Biden is president, magnify everything you saw in this hearing a thousand times – that will be our new reality.  The left never intends to lose another election.  If it has to rip up the Constitution to shut us up, it will.

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    The Left vs. The Law

    Barr unapologetically defended his investigation of the “bogus” Russiagate scandal, as well as the brave men and women on the Thin Blue Line.  In his opening statement, Barr denounced the demonization of police, condemned “grossly irresponsible proposals to defund the police,” and warned that “crime on the streets is a massively greater threat” to black lives than police misconduct.

    The attorney general noted that approximately 7,500 black Americans are killed every year.  Ninety percent of them are killed by other blacks.  “Each of those lives matter,” Barr said.

    The hearing began with a bang, or several bangs, courtesy of Rep. Jim Jordan.  As the focus of the hearing was oversight of the Justice Department and the role of law enforcement in the recent protests, Jordan thought it would be a good idea to show a video highlighting the abuse members of law enforcement have sustained since the riots began.

    It was a great idea!

    The video was several minutes long and was carried live by the major networks that have repeatedly described all of the protests as “peaceful.”  Well, what are you going to believe – the lying left-wing media or your own eyes?  Watch it here.

    Meanwhile, there are disturbing reports that radical leftists are now embedding nails into the fireworks that they are launching at federal buildings and law enforcement officers.

    It is worth noting that while Democrats and their media allies are trying to condemn President Trump as a dictator for sending reinforcements to put down these riots, the public is strongly on the side of law and order.

    According to a recent Rasmussen poll, 55% of likely voters support the deployment of federal law enforcement officers to help cities deal with rising violence.  Only 36% oppose the additional police support.  That’s the core of the Democrat base.

    I have heard many Americans say lately that they feel like we are reliving the turmoil of the 1960s.  Well, the great Silent Majority rejected the left’s anarchy in 1968, and I hope and pray it does so again this November!

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    Originally posted here.

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    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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