Former Attorney General Bill Barr said Trump 'orchestrating a mob' to storm the Capitol was a 'betrayal of his office'
Category: News & PoliticsVia: krishna • 2 weeks ago • 72 comments
By: Grace Panetta and Sonam Sheth
Breaking News from our "Dept Of Rats Deserting A Sinking Ship".
Attorney General William Barr arrives in the Rose Garden before President Donald Trump introduces 7th U.S. Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett, 48, as his nominee to the court at the White House September 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
- Former Attorney General Bill Barr said Thursday that President Trump inciting a violent insurrection on Capitol Hill on Wednesday was a "betrayal of his office and supporters."
- "Orchestrating a mob to pressure Congress is inexcusable," Barr said in a statement to the Associated Press.
- The president's supporters converged on Washington, DC on Wednesday to attend a "March for Trump" rally that the president headlined and used to spin nonsense conspiracy theories and urge his backers to march to the Capitol.
- Shortly after, as Congress was counting states' electoral votes to finalize President-elect Joe Biden's victory, throngs of violent, pro-Trump insurrectionists breached the Capitol and forced both houses to go into recess.