'Barr belongs in prison': Critics of former AG furious over new behind the scenes Trump revelations
Reacting to a series of interviews former Attorney General William Barr gave with the Atlantic's Jonathan Karl, critics of Donald Trump's former AG lashed out at Barr for keeping his true thoughts about Trump's election fraud claims to himself that ended up leading to the Jan 6th insurrection at the Capitol.
According to the report, Barr believed Trump's claims of a stolen election were "bullshit," and resisted pleas from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to intercede with the ex-president and force him to tone down his inflammatory rhetoric.
While Barr did tell the Associated Press that "to date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election," in early December, his critics felt he should have done more before the Capitol plunged into chaos on Jan 6th.
For that Barr was labeled a "coward" among other things on Twitter as you can read below:
@jonkarl If you agree that an attorney general’s loyalty is to the Constitution & upholding the rule of law — as op… https://t.co/SHhqFsWpO4— Alex Howard (@Alex Howard) 1624799882.0
@jonkarl Why did you wait 6 months to say anything? Maybe the insurrection and 5 people dying wouldn't have happened.— Deez for Democracy (@Deez for Democracy) 1624802927.0
@jonkarl So is this story. BILL BARR IS NOT A VICTIM.— Shea Shea Girl (@Shea Shea Girl) 1624788545.0
@jonkarl Barr belongs in prison right along with McConnell McCarthy and Trump they all knew they all stood down and… https://t.co/F4LVtjIcoQ— Riden With Biden (@Riden With Biden) 1624801615.0
@jonkarl @jaketapper Wow !Love the way everyone who actively participated in the corrupt use of power just get to a… https://t.co/suFvAZo7m1— Susan Mathew (@Susan Mathew) 1624796051.0
@MollyJongFast We absolutely cannot allow any of them to have redemption tours— saki saki saki (@saki saki saki) 1624798725.0
@gtconway3d Barr could have said all this publicly in November. And December. And January, before 1/6. He failed… https://t.co/mGummu1Ntx— Kevin Gromley 🇺🇸 (@Kevin Gromley 🇺🇸) 1624799263.0
@MollyJongFast Think about this: the senate majority leader was asking the attorney general for political help in an upcoming election.— RicSilvestre (@RicSilvestre) 1624799329.0
@MollyJongFast Barr didn’t jump ship until he was sure there was no way he could land that MFer. He would still be… https://t.co/tRVxKfsYoi— Victoria Love (@Victoria Love) 1624799687.0
@MollyJongFast He did nothing to protect the people, our nation and our democracy...he is pond scum.— SecretsBetrayalRevenge (@SecretsBetrayalRevenge) 1624798982.0
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