A cynic might think, after watching Attorney General William Barr testify today in front of the House Judiciary Committee, that a memo had gone out telling Democrat members that the minute Barr — who they insisted they had waited a long time to hear from — began to speak, they should “reclaim their time” and never hear a word from him.
Because that’s basically all that happened today.
Democratic strategy at Barr hearing pretty clear. Try to get under his skin. Accuse, ask question, interrupt, 'reclaim my time,' move on to more accusation. Barr getting visibly irritated.
— Byron York (@ByronYork) July 28, 2020
While York is correct, Barr did get visibly agitated at times, he was, for the most part, resigned to the farce, and even had the clarity of thought to tell Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) that he was a real class act for refusing to break for a few minutes.
If you weren’t able to watch (or had a hard time stomaching the badgering as I did), and you want a real glimpse into how many Democrats conduct themselves these days, our friends at Grabien created a supercut of the many, many time Democrats asked direct questions only to “reclaim their time” the minute Barr started to answer.
The question, as it so often is lately with Congressional Democrats, is why would Democrats behave so abominably when they had the chance to actually hear some answers from the head of the DOJ on the many, many disturbing things happening in our country at the moment?
Smells a bit like desperation. And really, it’s hard to blame them for that.