California Democratic senator and presidential candidate Kamala Harris on Thursday blasted Attorney General Bill Barr, telling MSNBC he didn’t take his job “seriously” and was hurting America by staying in the position.
“As a former prosecutor and the former attorney general of a state of 40 million people, one of the most important things that I took away from it is that this guy doesn’t take his job seriously,” Harris said.
“You cannot be the attorney general of the United States of America where your responsibility is to do the work of justice,” Harris continued, “and you declare in front of television cameras, you make statements about a case and you purport to be familiar with the evidence when you make these statements and guess what? It turns out he didn’t even look at the evidence.”
“He doesn’t appreciate the significance of the job. It is a job that comes with it an incredible amount of power and it should be conducted with the highest level of integrity,” Harris went on angrily, waving her hands in exasperation. “He has contributed to weakening our standing in the world.”
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Supreme Court to hear sentencing case for ‘Washington sniper’
He has described himself as a "monster" and confessed to his crimes. Lee Boyd Malvo was 17 years old when he and an accomplice carried out a deadly three-week shooting spree that terrorized the Washington area in 2002.
Malvo was sentenced to life in prison without parole and the Supreme Court is to hear arguments on Wednesday on whether such a sentence can be meted out to a juvenile.
The nation's top court is hearing the case after a court in Virginia ruled that Malvo deserved another sentencing hearing because his age at the time was not taken into account.
Virginia's attorney general appealed the ruling and the Supreme Court will be deciding whether its 2012 and 2016 rulings that mandatory life sentences for minors are unconstitutional applies retroactively to Malvo's case.
NASA unveils flexible, one-size-fits-all space suits
Bye bye to bunny hops: when US astronauts next touch down on the Moon, expect them to walk almost as they do on Earth, thanks to a new generation of spacesuits offering key advantages over those of the Apollo-era.
Prototypes of the Orion Crew Survival Suit that will be worn on the journey and the Exploration Extravehicular Mobility Unit (xEMU) for the lunar surface were unveiled at NASA's Washington headquarters Tuesday ahead of the agency's planned return to the Moon by 2024.
Standing in front of a giant US flag, spacesuit engineer Kristine Davis wore a pressurized red, blue and white xEMU suit, showing off a vastly improved range of motion thanks to bearings systems on the waist, arms, and legs.
Hong Kong leader abandons policy speech after heckles from lawmakers
Hong Kong's embattled leader abandoned a State of the Union-style speech on Wednesday after she was heckled by rowdy opposition lawmakers during chaotic scenes inside the city's legislature.
The speech by chief executive Carrie Lam was billed as an attempt to win hearts and minds after four months of seething pro-democracy protests.
Instead, it laid bare the intense polarisation coursing through the semi-autonomous financial hub after weeks of huge and increasingly violent rallies.
And it was swiftly dismissed by protesters who called for a new rally on Sunday.
Lam, who has historic low approval ratings, tried twice to begin her policy address inside the Legislative Council which had opened for a new session some three months after it was trashed by masked protesters.