At The American Spectator, Dov Fischer celebrates the inability of “nasty,” “disgusting” Democrats to take down Attorney General Bill Barr in a congressional hearing. He writes (abridged):
What an Attorney General we finally, finally have! It has been such a long time.
I always had felt that, after two Trump terms, I would be delighted to vote for a Pence–Huckabee ticket. But, heck, put William Barr on any ticket — top or bottom — and I would vote for him.
He is strong and fierce, does not give an inch, does not get thrown off message, sticks to his guns, and sticks it to those who would take him down. If he had been President Trump’s first Attorney General, today not only would Hillary and the Clinton Foundation have been the prime subjects of the Russian Collusion Hoax, but they probably would have imprisoned Robert Mueller by now, too, for Russian collusion. What a force this Barr is!
I watched a few hours of the Tuesday “hearing” before the House Judiciary Committee, where one obnoxious Democrat after another …tried to grill Barr and take him down. Their time passed by, and they could not land a blow. They were disgusting in their nastiness, but that is the nature of House hearings.
Most Americans do not know this, but by law a congressional representative is permitted to say anything at a hearing, no matter how false, no matter how defamatory, and they cannot be sued for perjury or defamation.
For the Democrats the hearing was “no holds barred.” No lie was off the table. No insult was beneath them. Under the guise of asking the Attorney General to answer questions, they rather used their allotted time to berate him, to berate President Trump, and to lie about the Antifa and other anarchist-driven riots that seek to undermine our Republic and to tear away our freedom.
Rabbi Dov Fischer, Esq., a high-stakes litigation attorney of more than twenty-five years and an adjunct professor of law of more than fifteen years, is rabbi of Young Israel of Orange County, California. His legal career has included serving as Chief Articles Editor of UCLA Law Review, clerking for the Hon. Danny J. Boggs in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and then litigating at three of America’s most prominent law firms: JonesDay, Akin Gump, and Baker & Hostetler. In his rabbinical career, Rabbi Fischer has served several terms on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America, is Senior Rabbinic Fellow at the Coalition for Jewish Values, has been Vice President of Zionist Organization of America, and has served on regional boards of the American Jewish Committee, B’nai Brith Hillel, and several others. His writings on contemporary political issues have appeared over the years in the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Jerusalem Post, National Review, American Greatness, The Weekly Standard, and in Jewish media in American and in Israel. A winner of an American Jurisprudence Award in Professional Legal Ethics, Rabbi Fischer also is the author of two books, including General Sharon’s War Against Time Magazine, which covered the Israeli General’s 1980s landmark libel suit