Apparently we should make decisions based on race, not merit.
That's what Representative Cedric Richmond appeared to suggest at the House Judiciary Hearing of Bill Barr.
Richmond said to AG Barr:
When you…brought your top staff, you brought no black people. That, sir, is systemic racism. … You really should keep the name of the honorable John Lewis out of the Department of Justice's mouth.
Of course, it is highly unlikely that Attorney General Barr considered race when bringing his top staff.
Realistically, he brought those who were most qualified to help.
If we're to take it back a step further, only those who applied for the position in the first place could have been selected to join AG Barr's initial staff.
Chances are that most of the applicants were caucasian and that the most qualified were chosen.
That is NOT systemic racism.
See the insanely mind-numbing clip for yourself below:
But that's not all.
Aside from appearing to suggest that Bill Barr was engaged in systemic racism, Richmond also "ordered" Barr to "keep the name of the honorable John Lewis out of the Department of Justice's mouth."
Fox News confirms:
Barr, in his opening testimony before the House Judiciary committee, paid respects to Lewis, an “indomitable champion of civil rights and rule of law,” and highlighted his “unwavering commitment to nonviolence.”
“You started your testimony with eloquent words about the life and legacy of John Lewis fighting systematic racism,” Richmond said.
“When you all came here and brought your top staff, you brought no B lack people,” the Louisiana Democrat pointed out. “That, sir, is systematic racism. That is exactly what John Lewis spent his life fighting.”
“And so I would just suggest that actions speak louder than words and you really should keep the name of the honorable John Lewis out of the Justice Department’s mouth,” Richmond said.
Lewis, who served 33 years in Congress, died at the age of 80 last week. Lewis was already a major civil rights figure by the time he made it to the House in 1987: in 1961, he was one of the original 13 activists who participated in the Freedom Rides and in 1963 he was one of the keynote speakers at the historic March on Washington. His death provoked an outpouring of condolences from both the left and right.
Richmond also asked Barr whether he believes the election will be “rigged” due to mail-in voting and if President Trump has the power to move Election Day. Barr said he had no reason to believe the election would be rigged and he was unsure whether the president had the power to move election day.
The hearing felt more like a circus and a Democratic campaign ad rather than a true hearing.
Democrats frequently talked over Barr, interrupted him, and flat-out insulted him.
See the disrespectful clips below:
Speaking of systemic racism, AG Barr fought back against the widespread liberal claim that there is systemic racism in police departments.
This has been a rallying cry for the radical left that has gone mainstream in the BLM movement.
According to the Bay State Banner:
Attorney General William Barr clashed with black congressional Democrats over whether systemic racism exists in U.S. police forces.
Barr, who testified Tuesday to the Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee, acknowledged that black Americans’ concerns about police “are legitimate” but said it’s “an oversimplification to treat the problem as rooted in some deep-seated racism generally infecting our police departments.”
Black-on-black crime, Barr said, is more of a threat to young African American men than police misconduct.
“The leading cause of death for young black males is homicide. Every year approximately 7,500 black Americans are victims of homicide, and the vast majority of them — around 90 percent — are killed by other blacks, mainly by gunfire. Each of those lives matter,” he said in his opening statement.
“Although the death of George Floyd — an unarmed black man — at the hands of the police was a shocking event, the fact is that such events are fortunately quite rare. According to statistics compiled by the Washington Post, the number of unarmed black men killed by police so far this year is 8. The number of unarmed white men killed by police over the same time period is 11. Some unarmed suspects, moreover, were physically attacking officers or threatening others at the time they were shot. And the overall number of police shootings has been decreasing. Nevertheless, every instance of excessive force is unacceptable and must be addressed, as is happening now in Minneapolis,” he said.
Of course, the Attorney General is 100 percent correct.
While the Democratic clowns and their allies in the media attempted to smear Barr, he stood his ground and fought back not with hatred or anger, but with patience and facts.
That is the type of leader that America needs.
And that proves the wisdom of Donald J. Trump and his ability to nominate the best of the best to their positions!