Funny how that works…
Meanwhile, in America…
Attorney General William Barr gives a forceful defense of the rule-of-law in prepared remarks to today’s Judiciary Committee meeting released Monday night, while blasting politicians and the media for their lack of response to the ongoing violence in Portland.
“In the wake of George Floyd’s death, violent rioters and anarchists have hijacked legitimate protests to wreak senseless havoc and destruction on innocent victims,” Barr wrote in his remarks.
He marks the Portland riots as a telling example: “What unfolds nightly around the courthouse cannot reasonably be called a protest; it is, by any objective measure, an assault on the Government of the United States.”
After describing the carnage within the city, Barr calls out politicians and media for their failure to condemn the violence. “To state what should be obvious, peaceful protesters do not throw explosives into federal courthouses, tear down plywood with crowbars, or launch fecal matter at federal officers. Such acts are in fact federal crimes under statutes enacted by this Congress.”