2020 hopeful joins the chorus on Democrats calling for attorney general’s resignation
2020 hopeful Sen. Kamala D. Harris has joined calls for Attorney General William P. Barr to resign following his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the release of the report of Mueller’s investigation yesterday.
Harris claimed Barr’s alleged ‘bias’ and ‘dishonesty’ proves he is not fit for the job.
“He is clearly biased. He is clearly reluctant to share the truth with the United States Congress. And clearly unable to perform his duties as the attorney general of the United States,” the senator said on CNN’s “New Day” show.
“I think he should resign. I think he has made it very clear that one, he is not able to perform his duties, not only in terms of doing it with the interests of the people in mind and being unbiased and fair and honest,” she continued.
“I would say he also has performed basically in a way that suggests that he’s not a professional in the way he does his work and doesn’t take his duties seriously. So I think he should resign,” she finished.
Among other Democrats calling for Barr’s resignation was none other than Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), who blasted the Attorney General during a Tuesday interview.
Waters called on AG to resign or face “impeachment proceedings.”
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Anti-Trump Democrat Waters made the remarks on MSNBC’s “All In,” in response to the report by The Washington Post that special counsel Robert Mueller was critical of Barr’s handling of the Russia probe’s findings.
According to WaPo, Mueller allegedly told AG Barr that his summary “did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance” of the investigation.
Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee Waters stated that, in light of the newspaper’s article, Barr should resign or be impeached.
Barr testified before the Senate committee last month that he believed the FBI did spy on the Trump campaign in 2016.
Barr was called on by Trump to investigate the FBI’s counterintelligence probe.
The Attorney General declared earlier that he was planning to investigate anti-Trump bias in the FBI’s 2016 probe into the Trump campaign and reiterated that to the Senate appropriations subcommittee on Wednesday that he thinks “spying did occur,” and will investigate whether that surveillance was “predicated.”