AG Barr orders attack on protesters -- must be impeached
A group of peaceful protestors in D.C. -- gathered to decry the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others before them -- were violently attacked by law enforcement officials with batons, shields, and pepper spray.
And Attorney General William Barr gave the police the order to do it. He wanted to clear the area where protesters were demonstrating -- so that President Trump could take some photos in front of a nearby church.
This is absolutely despicable. The Attorney General is supposed to uphold the Constitution and defend Americans’ liberties and safety -- but instead, Barr stripped people of their First Amendment rights and put them directly in harm’s way… all to serve Trump’s vanity.
Barr has time and time again demonstrated that he is unfit to serve as Attorney General. He dropped all charges against Trump’s former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, even after Flynn pleaded guilty… he brazenly misled the public about Robert Mueller’s findings… and his Department of Justice tried to bury the whistleblower complaint that led to Trump’s impeachment.
Plus, he threatened legal action against those governors who sought to enforce social distancing regulations during the COVID-19 crisis -- falling in line with Trump’s stance against these life-saving measures.
That's why Common Cause called for Barr's impeachment and removal at the end of last year -- and now, we're renewing that vital call. This attack on the rights and lives of everyday Americans must be the last straw.
If you agree, add your name to demand that Congress respond to Barr’s many abuses of power -- by impeaching him and removing him from office.
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Attorney General Barr violently denied a group of Americans their First Amendment right to peacefully protest -- when he ordered police to attack them with tear gas and batons to make way for President Trump’s photo-op outside St. John’s Episcopal Church.
Barr has repeatedly catered to Trump’s whims at the expense of the rule of law and the rights of the American people -- but this attack is a sickening new low. Congress must impeach Barr and remove him from office before he can do any more harm.