As today's House Judiciary Committee hearing on DOJ corruption ended, Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX) asked former Deputy Attorney General Donald Ayer, “What happens to our democracy if we do not hold Barr accountable?”
Ayer first reminded us that in Watergate, the Justice Department failed and became untrustworthy. Then he laid out a powerful call for everyone to mobilize and demand Barr’s resignation.
So, it's very important that we recognize what's happening now. What's happening now is much worse than what happened in Watergate. Much worse. It's across the board. It's a systematic effort to undo the checks that were put in place in Watergate and others that existed in the Constitution. And we need to do something about it.
People need to stand up now and demand that something be done about it. This guy has got to go and we need to get back on the track of having a system of justice where we care about doing it right and being fair and even handed.