Attorney General Bill Barr was a no-show and refused to testify before the House Judiciary Committee Thursday morning.
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler dropped the gavel anyway and blasted the empty seat where Barr was supposed to sit.
He’s that insane — this is all for show.
Nadler issued Barr a final warning Thursday that his committee will quickly move to hold the attorney general in contempt if he “stalls of fails to negotiate in good faith.”
“If he does not provide this committee with the information it demands and the respect it deserves, Mr. Barr’s moment of accountability will come soon enough,” Nadler said/
“We will defend the prerogatives of congress. We’ll defend the rights of the American people to know what’s going on…we will make sure that no president becomes a Monarch,” Nadler said, adding, “We need the information without delay. The hearing is adjourned.”
Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL), a minority member of the House Judiciary Committee, spoke up as Nadler dropped the gavel.
“Mr. Chairman! There is not going to be a recognition of members who seek legitimate inquiry as to the procedures?!” – at that moment Gaetz’s mic was cut off.
.@RepJerryNadler: "We will defend the prerogatives of congress. We'll defend the rights of the American people to know what's going on"@mattgaetz: "There is not going to be a recognition of members who seek legitimate inquiry as to the procedures?!"
His mic is then cut off. pic.twitter.com/k4qqXva1iC
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 2, 2019
Barr was scheduled to appear before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday but things began to go sideways after Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) proposed changes to the format.
A few days ago, Bill Barr warned House Democrats that he may be a no-show and skip the scheduled hearing in front of the House Judiciary Committee this week.
Each member of the Judiciary Committee will have five minutes of questioning, but Chairman Nadler added an additional round that would allow both sides to question Barr for 30 minutes each.
Nadler also proposed additional questioning in a closed-door session to discuss redacted material in Robert Mueller’s report.
House Judiciary Committee members under the leadership of Chairman Nadler voted Wednesday morning to have staffers and experts question Attorney General Bill Barr in their committee hearing on Thursday.
Nadler and the Democrats did this on purpose to create chaos and make it appear that Attorney General Barr has something to hide.
The Dem-controlled House no longer serves their constituents or even makes law, all they do is use their subpoena power as a political weapon.