Rep. Jim Jordan Wednesday slammed House Democrats for not allowing Attorney General William Barr to answer questions during Tuesday's fiery Judiciary Committee hearing and for their "rude" treatment of him.
"There was a point where they weren't going to let him take a restroom break," the Ohio Republican and ranking committee member said on Fox News' "Fox and Friends." "That's how rude they were to the attorney general of the United States of America because they have been out to get this guy, as I said in my opening statement, ever since he used the word 'spying' and called it what it was."
Jordan, who showed a lengthy video of violence in Portland during his opening statements, said the committee's Democrats wouldn't let his video be finished, as "we had more to show," and wouldn't let Barr answer their questions, even though they'd been trying to get him in to testify for months.
The Ohio congressman has also come under criticism over his video, which he said he showed to put on display that the protests that are occurring are not all peaceful and in defense of Barr, who is "doing a great job trying to protect federal property and enforce federal law."
Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slammed Barr as a "henchman" for Trump and said he was "like a blob" during the hearing, and Jordan said those comments were "terrible."
"This is the same individual who said that the president of the United States is an imposter back during impeachment," said Jordan. "I don't take what she says about people in the administration very seriously. Bill Barr, as I said earlier, is doing a good job. He is committed to the rule of law."
Jordan said that Barr also commented Monday that he is "tired of the double standard" between members of the Trump administration and figures from Obama's, and that is what led to U.S. Attorney John Durham's investigation into the origins of the Russia probe.
"I thought that was another great line," said Jordan. "[It was] so consistent with administering the rule of law and having equal justice under the law."
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