Attorney General Bill Barr says he ordered police to clear Lafayette Park of peaceful protesters ahead of Donald Trump's unannounced visit to St. John's Episcopal Church Monday. That order resulted in police gassing peaceful protesters and clergy who were outside next to the church.
That's so nice that he's willing to pretend like Trump had nothing to do with it. That's what Barr's role is: To deflect criticism and even legal action from Trump in order to protect him and give him free reign to stomp all over our constitutional rights. That the United States Attorney General who is supposed to serve the people would do that is despicable. He's supposed to be OUR lawyer, not Donald Trump's goon.
He tried to take a bullet for Trump, but it was for Trump, by Trump, and Trump owns it forever and ever amen.
Meanwhile, here are the reactions of Republican senators, when asked whether it was right to clear protesters for a photo op.
Kasie Hunt asks Republican senators what they thought of the President having peaceful protestors gassed and dispersed for a photo op pic.twitter.com/MGy60CFvLV
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) June 2, 2020
Every one of them is a coward.
UPDATE: Now the gaslighting begins:
Trump camp released a statement on Biden's speech claiming he "repeated the erroneous claim that protestors in Lafayette Park were tear gassed last night to clear a path for Pres. Trump, when Park Police says they used no tear gas." Our @GarrettHaake was there. Read his account. https://t.co/xqYNG357q8
— Monica Alba (@albamonica) June 2, 2020
Garrett Haake was there. He has a story. But that's not going to stop them from lying to everyone.