Jim Jordan Asks ‘Are You Kidding Me?’ As House Democrats Move to Impeach AG William Barr

Tennessee Democrat House Rep Steve Cohen today introduced a bill that would impeach Attorney General William Barr. House Rep Jim Jordan asked, “are you kidding me?” while announcing the news on Twitter.

He then referenced what President Trump has referred to as #Obamagate and said that Barr is “cleaning up the mess that Obama, Biden, and Comey created!”

House Democrats just introduced a resolution to impeach the Attorney General. Are you kidding me? Bill Barr is cleaning up the mess that Obama, Biden, and Comey created!

Cohen announced the bill on the House floor and said that he and 35 of his colleagues total were co-sponsoring the bill. He listed reasons why he felt that Barr was “not fit to be Attorney General.”

Today, I introduced #HRes1032, which would authorize an impeachment inquiry into Attorney General Barr. He has politicized the DOJ, undermined the rule of law, abused his power, obstructed justice & violated the first amendment. He is not fit to be Attorney General. #ImpeachBarr

We have been experiencing a very unusual pattern of behavior by the Attorney General of the United States. Behavior that has scared many and should scare all. He has abused his power, he has obstructed justice, and he’s violated the first amendment.

He’s destroyed almost every norm that existed for attorney generals and their relationship to the rule of law. The rule of law that makes America stand out as a beacon on the hill to nations all over the world. No longer.

For the rule of law has been diminished by his actions with Michael Flynn, a person who pled guilty twice, admitted to lying, and yet he wanted to withdraw the prosecution. And the same for the change in the plea agreement with Roger Stone and the recommendation. He violated the first amendment in Lafayette Park when he cleared the park for a photo op for the president. He abused his power on the Mueller Report when he misled the people on what the Mueller Report really said.

For those reasons and others, I’ve been joined by 35 of my colleagues today in introducing a resolution calling for the impeachment of William Barr and calling for the Judiciary Committee to look into it.