Congresswoman Paramila Jayapal let Attorney General Bill Barr have it. She made it clear she was in charge of the questioning as she neutered him.
Rep. Jayapal exposes Barr and Trump admin as racially biased
AG Bill Barr attempted to play games with sarcastic answers with most of the Congresspeople questioning him,. Rep. Pramila Jayapal was one of the politicians that took no prisoners as she put him in his rightful place.
By the end of her questioning, she was able to get two important messages out that made it clear the administration's enforcement policies were biased.
"Mr. Barr, apparently, the president believes that you can be activated to implement the president's agenda and dominate American people exercising First Amendment rights if they're protesting against him," said Jayapal. "But let's look at how you respond when the protesters are supporters of the president. On two separate occasions, after President Trump tweeted, "Liberate Michigan" to subvert stay-home orders to protect the public health of people in Michigan, protesters swarmed the Michigan capital carrying guns, some with swastikas, Confederate flags and one even with a dark-haired doll with a noose around its neck. Are you aware that these protesters called for the governor to be lynched, shot and beheaded?"
Barr pleaded ignorance. Soon Rep. went in for the kill as her time ran out.
"You are aware of certain kinds of protesters, but in Michigan, when protesters carry guns and Confederate flags and swastikas and call for the governor of Michigan to be beheaded and shot and lynched, somehow, you're not aware of that. Somehow, you didn't know about it so you didn't send federal agents in to do to the president's supporters what you did to the president's protesters. in fact, you didn't -- you didn't put pepper balls on those protesters," continued Jayapal. "So the point I'm trying to make here, Mr. Barr, that I think is very important for the country to understand, is that there is a real discrepancy in how you react as the attorney general -- the top cop in this country -- when white men with swastikas storm a government building with guns. There is no need for the president to, quote, "activate" you because they're getting the president's personal agenda done. But when black people and people of color protest police brutality, systemic racism and the president's very own lack of response to those critical issues, then you forcibly remove them with armed federal officers, pepper bombs because they are considered terrorists by the president. You take an aggressive approach to Black Lives Matter protests, but not to right-wing extremists threatening to lynch a governor if it's for the Trump's -- if it's for the president's benefit."
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