Attorney General William Barr testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee following revelations that Special Counsel Robert Mueller expressed concern that Barr's four page summary of Mueller's 448 page report misrepresented the Special Counsel's findings on allegations of obstruction by President Donald Trump.
One of the highlights of the lengthy hearing was Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) grilling Barr for prioritizing the President over the justice system as a whole.
Whoosh. Sen. Mazie Hirono went off on Bill Barr. And she made an Iran Contra pardons mention! "You selectively quo… https://t.co/WUDFEhCpnp— Erick Fernandez (@Erick Fernandez)1556734725.0
Hirono didn't hold back, saying to Barr:
"Mr. Barr, now the American people know that you are no different from Rudy Giuliani or Kellyanne Conway or any of the other people who sacrificed their once decent reputation for the grifter and liar who sits in the Oval Office...Being Attorney General of the United States is a sacred trust. You have betrayed that trust, America deserves better. You should resign."
Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) cut Hirono off, accusing her of slandering the Attorney General.
Hirono: Mr. Attorney General, give us some credit for knowing what the hell is really going on around here with you… https://t.co/E9OqZBFmqU— Amee Vanderpool (@Amee Vanderpool)1556734431.0
While Senator Graham was salty, many Americans were in full agreement with Hirono.
@EdKrassen @LindseyGrahamSC @maziehirono @maziehirono I gotta say Thank you. Thank you thank you thank you!— Jennifer Bell #TrumpCroniesAreAllPhonies (@Jennifer Bell #TrumpCroniesAreAllPhonies)1556734519.0
@EdKrassen @LindseyGrahamSC @maziehirono Way to go Sen. Hirono!— Carol Walker (@Carol Walker)1556735004.0
@EdKrassen @LindseyGrahamSC @maziehirono She just told it like it is. Loved every minute of it!! Barr didn’t seem to happy about it tho 😂— Jennifer Bell #TrumpCroniesAreAllPhonies (@Jennifer Bell #TrumpCroniesAreAllPhonies)1556734382.0
@ErickFernandez Hirono: “The American people know you are no different than....the other people who have sacrificed… https://t.co/6jB7PYjy71— laurieborealis (@laurieborealis)1556738559.0
And they were none too pleased with Graham.
@girlsreallyrule Oh, @LindseyGrahamSC, we have eyes and ears.— teenzbeenz (@teenzbeenz)1556735522.0
@girlsreallyrule That fact that facing an accurate accounting of your actions is considered slander says quite a bit.— David (@David)1556734893.0
Facts don't care about your feelings.