The Democrats erupted with rage when Bill Barr told them to go pound sand today. They all ran to the nearest TV cameras to vent and try to score political points.
The issue was over how they would question Bill Barr, with Barr simply objecting to the format of some questioning.
When the left lost the negotiations they turned to the media to try to frame the narrative. But not this time, the usually complicit CNN rebuked Pelosi and Nadler the desperate Dems for an arrogant overreach.
CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin said late this afternoon this is “a real lesson in the powerlessness of the House Democrats.”
Whatever they do, he argued, won’t make a difference, and “this just shows that if the Trump White House and the Trump Administration want to tell the Democrats who now run the House of Representatives to go pound sand, they’re going to have to go pound sand.”
Minutes later, CNN analyst Phil Mudd said that’s exactly what Barr should be doing:
“Let me be a bit snitty here. If I were [Bill] Barr, I would tell Jerry Nadler to pound sand. I would tell him to hit the road.
Let me give you a couple of reasons why. Biggest hearing you might have in your entire chairmanship, you can’t bother, you’re too lazy to learn the portfolio well enough to ask your own questions?
And your members don’t have the discipline not to sit here and speak without asking questions?
Really? And my second question. Who was elected by the American people to oversee the Department of Justice in the most important investigation they have.
Was it the members or was it some lawyer that you want to set up Barr with? This is a set-up. I think it’s petty and I think the Democrats are overreaching.
If I were Barr I’d say I’m going to get martinis, have a good time. Have an empty chair. I’m not going.”