Former Trump Attorney General Bill Barr on Thursday blasted President Donald Trump's actions that have led to a violent and deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol Building. But some are pinning the blame on the former DOJ chief who many see as Trump's top enabler and co-conspirator on a wide variety of issues.
Barr is calling Trump's conduct a “betrayal of his office and supporters," according to the Associated Press. The former AG also "said Thursday that 'orchestrating a mob to pressure Congress is inexcusable.'"
Barr is among the highest ranking former Trump administration officials who have criticized the president in the past 24 hours, but many on social media say his protestations ring hollow.
bill barr is shocked to see there is gambling going on in this establishment https://t.co/VtxTTDuTet
— David Mack (@davidmackau) January 7, 2021
Bill Barr is reponsible https://t.co/cNVsxv3IkM
— Patribotics (@patribotics) January 7, 2021
And boy, does Bill Barr know a betrayal of office when he sees one. https://t.co/hnC5R7HdIZ
— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) January 7, 2021
This Bill Barr that gassed actual protestors? pic.twitter.com/jQvxMzs34q
— Mike Yablonski (@MYablonski) January 7, 2021
Bill Barr begins his rehabilitation effort https://t.co/oKDFdT9gZP
— Michael Cohen (@speechboy71) January 7, 2021
So Bill Barr is finally condemning trump. Never forget he's the reason the Mueller report was swept under the rug.
— coca 💙 Mask up 😷 GA Vote Ossoff Warnock 🌊🌊 (@SouthernCoca) January 7, 2021
Republicans sometimes find their spines after leaving office... when it doesn't matter at all.
— techweenie 🌊 (@techweenie) January 7, 2021
But teargassing and beating peaceful protesters so the president can get a photo op holding a Bible is cool.
— Ballot Dumper Michael (@Merv515) January 7, 2021
What was Bill Barr's @DOJPH doing to monitor and contain right-wing domestic terrorism? Apparently nothing.
— Nell Minow (@nminow) January 7, 2021