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 quoted fragments from the Special Counsel's report."
"You lied to congress."
— Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) May 1, 2019
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…
Lindsey Graham interrupts to defend Barr and says that Hirono is slandering him, when it's the first honest account of what Barr's been doing all day. pic.twitter.com/y9J2PZ4bSD
— Real Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) May 1, 2019
While Senator Graham was salty, many Americans were in full agreement with Hirono.
@maziehirono I gotta say Thank you. Thank you thank you thank you!
— Jennifer Bell (@jennie0501) May 1, 2019
Way to go Sen. Hirono!
— Carol Walker (@carollynnwalker) May 1, 2019
She just told it like it is. Loved every minute of it!! Barr didn’t seem to happy about it tho 😂
— Jennifer Bell #TrumpCroniesAreAllPhonies (@jennie0501) May 1, 2019
Hirono: “The American people know you are no different than….the other people who have sacrificed their once decent reputations for the Grifter and Liar who sits in the Oval Office…..You should resign”
Thank you Senator @maziehirono
— laurieborealis (@oceanicglider) May 1, 2019
And they were none too pleased with Graham.
Oh, @LindseyGrahamSC, we have eyes and ears.
— teenzbeenz (@teenzbeenz) May 1, 2019
That fact that facing an accurate accounting of your actions is considered slander says quite a bit.
— David Walleser (@dawall) May 1, 2019
Oh Lindsey, try harder. Be better.https://t.co/15Fwk1ikJ1
— KTB (@ktbmoore) May 1, 2019
Facts don’t care about your feelings.