AG Barr Refuses to Testify
Well there you have it. The man certainly doesn’t have any patience for the Democrat controlled house, and I don’t blame him for leaving an empty chair in the room.
It’s interesting how they were all prepared for it, as if he had no choice but to testify, and that their schedules were more important.
As reported by thehill.com
“An empty chair for Attorney General William Barr sits in a committee room on Capitol Hill on Thursday.
Barr had informed the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that he would not testify.
A Justice Department spokeswoman said in a statement that Nadler placed “unprecedented and unnecessary” conditions on the hearing by arranging to have committee lawyers ask him questions. The DOJ argued that only members of Congress should be asking questions.
The committee’s chairman, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), in turn accused Barr of “trying to blackmail the committee” to operate the way the administration wanted
“The Committee will convene at 9:00 tomorrow morning, as planned,” Nadler said in a statement. “My colleagues will be present. I hope and expect that Attorney General Barr will be there as well.”
GO AG BARR!