They are vile and don’t deserve to be in government…
Attorney General Bill Barr charged Congressional Democrats on Friday with “using every tool” to “sabotage” Trump administration through attempting to set a “dangerous” precedent to indicate the government is corrupt.
During a speech at a dinner in Washington held by the Federalist Society, Barr focused on the “resistance,” accusing liberal legislators for attacking everything holding up the Constitution.
“I deeply admire the American presidency as a political and constitutional institution,” he started. “Unfortunately over the past several decades, we have seen a steady encroachment on executive authority by the other branches of the government.”
Barr said that the “avalanche of subpoenas” and relentless effort to hinder the Trump administration also helped to “incapacitate” the executive branch.
“Immediately after President Trump won the election, opponents inaugurated what they called the ‘resistance’ and they rallied around an explicit strategy of using every tool and maneuver to sabotage the functioning of the executive branch and his administration.”
“The cost of this constant harassment is real,” he continued.
Barr compared Trump’s critics’ rhetoric to that of those trying to overthrow the insurgent rule of occupied regimes.
“Now resistance is the language used to describe insurgency against rule imposed by an occupying military power. It obviously connotes that the government is not legitimate. This is a very dangerous and, indeed, incendiary notation to import into the politics of a democratic republic.”
He continued with: “They essentially see themselves engaged in a war to cripple, by any means necessary, a duly elected government.”
Barr said that although Trump’s presidency fell just outside of the tradition of past administrations, Americans elected him with full knowledge of this.
“The fact is, that, yes, while the president has certainly thrown out the traditional beltway playbook and punctilio, he was upfront about what he was going to do and the people decided that he was going to serve as president.”