Attorney General Bill Barr spoked at the Federalist Society’s National Lawyer Convention recently and used the opportunity to outline what Democrats are doing to take down President Trump.
“As I said the framers fully expected intense pulling between Congress and the Executive. Unfortunately just in the past few years we’ve seen these conflicts take on an entirely new character. Immediately after President Trump won election opponents inaugurated what they called ‘the resistance’ and they rallied around an explicit strategy of using every tool and maneuver to sabotage the functioning of the Executive Branch and his administration.“
“The language used to describe insurgency against rule imposed by an occupying military power. It obviously connotes, it obviously connotes, that the government is not legitimate. This is a very dangerous and indeed incendiary notion to import into the politics of a democratic republic,” said Barr.
Barr used the time at the Federalist Society to essentially say that Democrats are “shredding the rule of law.”
He then pointed out that Democrats are using the courts to overreach into the rights of the executive branch. The travel ban to several Muslim countries is prime example of this.
Barr also discussed the use of cloture in the Senate that has been used slow down the President’s appointments to his cabinet. Under Trump, the Senate has invoked cloture 236 times. This is a huge increase when compared to the Obama administration, where the Senate only invoked it seventeen times. Under Bush, it was only four times.
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“This highlights a basic disadvantage that conservatives have had in contesting the political issues of the day,” said Barr during the speech.
“The so-called progressives treat politics as a religion,” continued Barr.