When Attorney General Bill Barr issued a four page memo documenting the bottom line findings of Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel investigation on March 24, he volunteered to testify in front of the Senate and House Judiciary Committees. On April 18, he released the full Mueller report with minimal redactions.
On Wednesday, Barr completed his voluntary testimony on the Senate side and cancelled House testimony scheduled for today after Chairman Jerry Nadler changed the format.
Thursday morning Democrats, knowing Barr wouldn’t be showing up, placed a plastic chicken in his place.
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) just arrived to the Judiciary hearing with a bucket of KFC fried chicken.
He is eating the chicken.
It is not even 9am yet.
— Andrew Desiderio (@desiderioDC) May 2, 2019
Rep. Cohen eats fried chicken in front of an empty seat reserved for AG Barr after he declined to testify at a House Judiciary Cmte. hearing today.
"Chicken Barr should have showed up today," Cohen later said. "It's a sad day in America."
Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images pic.twitter.com/nDrWFbbcX3
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) May 2, 2019
— Trish Zornio (@trish_zornio) May 2, 2019
White House officials don’t think we are giving Attorney General Bill Barr enough respect. I don’t think #ChickenBarr deserves any respect. He has misled Congress and the public, abused his office for political purposes, and trampled on the #Constitution. #CultureOfCorruption pic.twitter.com/Ho37qSUGjA
— Steve Cohen (@RepCohen) May 2, 2019
(Read more from “House Democrats Just Proved Why AG Barr Doesn’t Take Them Seriously” HERE)