I should have known better.
I watched the William Barr testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday (May 1) and the non-testimony before the House Judiciary Committee today (May 2). Not one opinion was changed.
So, my apologies to my Democratic friends for their perception of alleged stonewalling. My apologies to my Republican friends for their perception o f the vicious attacks. Most of all, my apologies to all Americans who, once again, were not served by the legislators in Washington who appear to be more interested in self partisan rhetoric than legislating.
I was really appalled by the Democratic questions Wednesday, especially Maizie Hirono (D-HI), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Kamala Harris (D-CA). Hirono was downright rude, yet demanded respect from Barr. Blumenthal, who sometimes has had issues with the truth, was somewhat hypocritical. Harris was her own self-serving self, wanting answers without giving an opportunity to answer, especially when they didn’t fit her narrative.
Of course, the Republicans aren’t off the hook. They too tried to shift the narrative puffing Barr up and tearing their colleagues across the aisle down.
The point that was totally missed is Barr is a well-versed, experienced, attorney. He knows legalese. He knows what to say and when to say it. He knows the difference between a well chosen word or phrase and absolute truth. He played the Senate committee and he has dared the House committee in their game of Chicken.
I’m sorry, America. We wasted millions of dollars, invested countless hours from a stable of not-so-Trump friendly attorneys, disrupted the legislative and executive process of governing. And not one opinion was changed. The Trump haters still hate. The Trump supporters still support. The swamp still stinks.
I’m all for transparency. I’m all for oversight. But I am dead set against this partisan sniping. For the sake of this country, it has to stop. And people wonder why Congressional job improvement is a scant 23% — actual 22.8% average. I personally think that might be generous.
I’ll get off my soapbox now.
THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: You are a remarkable gift to this world. What you bring to it is something only you can bring. Don’t ever think you have nothing to offer. You have everything because you are everything God planned for you to be. — Bob Perks