Americans across the United States were outraged this past week when law enforcement officers unleashed tear gas, flashbangs, rubber bullets, and other weaponry on people outside the White House peacefully protesting the murder of George Floyd by police.
It was later revealed that this order came from Attorney General William Barr.
Minutes after the officers had forcefully cleared the crowd, President Donald Trump walked across the newly empty space to take a picture with a bible in front of Saint John's Episcopal Church.
It certainly looked like the White House ordered force be used against peaceful protestors in order to clear a path for the President's photo-op.
According to Reuters DC reporter Brad Heath, Barr assured that this wasn't the case.
Barr says there was "no correlation" between his decision to clear Lafayette Square and the president's walk throug… https://t.co/MUuGSVmZCg— Brad Heath (@Brad Heath) 1591291559.0
People were understandably skeptical.
Among those skeptics was Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), who invited William Barr to testify under oath that the order to gas protestors had nothing to do with the President's walk to Saint John's.
I invite Bill Barr to say this in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee—under oath. https://t.co/TpTG659XxV— Kamala Harris (@Kamala Harris) 1591298523.0
Senator Harris famously grilled Barr over his handling of the Mueller Report during his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee last year.
Barr couldn't answer whether or not the White House had ordered him to open an investigation into anyone.
People were eager to see the rematch.
@SenKamalaHarris You need to grill him again....it’s great to watch.— Alejandro Villegas (@Alejandro Villegas) 1591301799.0
@SenKamalaHarris 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 https://t.co/Eyaa2J4iws— ✨Rey Skywalker ✨ (@✨Rey Skywalker ✨) 1591300378.0
@SenKamalaHarris Please issue a subpoena with teeth in it.— Chris Torn and Frayed Wilhelm (@Chris Torn and Frayed Wilhelm) 1591300178.0
@SenKamalaHarris Dear Kamala, I speak for the entire country when I say that I would love to see you ask Barr quest… https://t.co/x1YRRpERIY— Meredith Russell Fay (@Meredith Russell Fay) 1591298809.0
Then again, many people think Barr has no problem lying under oath.
@SenKamalaHarris He would, because he's a STONE-COLD LIAR. But please, give it a try.— Bridget McQ (@Bridget McQ) 1591298981.0
@SenKamalaHarris I predict he either wouldn't recall or would just straight lie.— AdequateKris (@AdequateKris) 1591298613.0
@SenKamalaHarris Oath means nothing to him— Terry Harmon (@Terry Harmon) 1591298617.0
Hey, it's worth a try.