Because he’s a liberal, “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert can do anything he wants and get away it.
A conservative would get in trouble for saying they wanted to “wring” the neck of a prominent liberal public administrator, but it doesn’t go both ways.
Colbert made the comment after watching Barr appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier in the day.
Colbert said, “It was incredibly frustrating to watch; filled with legalistic hair-splitting and political ass-covering. I’d say it made me want to wring his neck but I’d need like five more hands!“
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) May 2, 2019
So, not only does Colbert want to strangle the AG but he’s fat-shaming him, too? Aren’t liberals against that sort of thing?
Be better, Stephen.
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham (R) shut down Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono (D) during her line of questioning to AG Barr.
She didn’t have much of a comeback.
Deep down, Mazie knows Lindsey is right.
From Daily Wire:
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) interrupted and shut down Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) after she “slandered” Attorney General Bill Barr during his Wednesday hearing.
HIRONO: “Do you think it’s okay for a president to offer pardons to people who don’t testify against him, to threaten the family of someone who does? Is that okay?“
BARR: “When did he offer a pardon to somebody?“
HIRONO: “I think you know what I’m talking about. Please, Mr. Attorney General. Give us some credit for knowing what the hell’s going on around here.“
GRAHAM: “Not really. To this line of questioning. Listen, you slandered this man!“
HIRONO: “Mr. Chairman, I am done!“
GRAHAM: “You slandered this man from top to bottom!” Graham continued. “If you want more of this, you’re not going to get it. If you want to ask some questions, you can.“
HIRONO: “You certainly have your opinion. And I have mine.“
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) interrupts Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and shuts her down after she repeatedly "slandered" Attorney General Bill Barr at his Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. pic.twitter.com/1qMkT9ydTb
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) May 1, 2019
During his Thursday morning address to the media regarding the Mueller report, Barr shut down a reporter who implied he was “covering” for Trump.
It was a total boss move.
Barr: "I'm not sure what your basis is for saying I'm being generous to the President."
A reporter then brings up his use of the word "unprecedented."
"Is there another precedent for it," Barr asks.
"No," the reporter answers.
"OK so unprecedented is an accurate description." pic.twitter.com/5Mkso4BOCR
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) April 18, 2019
Barr consulted with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and both concluded there was zero evidence against Trump.