Attorney General William Barr gave a speech for the ages at the Federalist Society this week.
He defended President Trump and went after Democrats and the far left resistance for destroying norms under Trump, the very thing they often accuse Trump of doing.
ABC News reports:
Attorney General Barr defends Trump, assails ‘Resistance’ in fiery speech to conservative lawyers
Attorney General Bill Barr on Friday delivered one of his most effusive defenses to date of his expansive views on executive power, in a speech where he accused Democrats who’ve sought to thwart President Donald Trump’s agenda of “using every tool and maneuver to sabotage” the administration.
“In waging a scorched-earth, no-holds-barred war of Resistance against this administration, it is the Left that is engaged in a systematic shredding of norms and undermining the rule of law,” Barr said in a speech to conservative lawyers at the Federalist Society’s convention in Washington.
Barr went into detail as he assailed the self-described “Resistance” to Trump, accusing them of adopting “dangerous” and “incendiary” language by implying the sitting government is illegitimate.
“This is a very dangerous and indeed incendiary notion to import into the politics of a Democratic republic,” Barr said. “The fact is, that, yes, while the president has certainly thrown out the traditional beltway playbook and punctilio, he was upfront about what he was going to do and the people decided that he was going to serve as president.”
Watch the video:
AG Bill Barr: "Immediately after President Trump won election, opponents inaugurated what they call 'The Resistance' and they rallied around an explicit strategy of using every tool and maneuver to sabotage the functioning of the executive branch." pic.twitter.com/HJJMczuEpd
— The Hill (@thehill) November 16, 2019
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You can watch Barr’s entire speech below, if you like:
Barr was an outstanding choice for Attorney General.
He proves it on a regular basis.
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