MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough asserted Friday that any Republican who opposed former President Bill Clinton’s alleged lies to Congress should also oppose Attorney General Bill Barr’s “lying.”
“I can find you at least two dozen Republicans saying during Bill Clinton’s impeachment that he is the top law enforcement officer in the land, and we cannot allow the top law enforcement officer in the land to commit perjury. I agree. I agreed,” Scarborough said during his monologue. (RELATED: Joe Scarborough Accuses Trump Of Inciting Violence)
“But I’ll tell you what’s even more serious,” he continued, “when you have the attorney general, the top lawyer in the land who is responsible for deciding who the federal government is going to indict and who they’re not going to indict, who they’re going to investigate and who they’re not going to investigate. He lied.”
“Not to a grand jury but to a co-equal branch of government. I can think of few things that would undermine the credibility of the Attorney General and the Justice Department for which he works than committing perjury in front of Americans while testifying to a co-equal branch of government,” the host concluded. “It’s as bad as lying before the U.S. Supreme Court.”
Barr appeared before Congress Wednesday and Thursday where he answered questions from Senators about his handling of the Mueller report how it was released.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi asserted after Barr’s testimony that the attorney general lied to members of the Committee when he discussed his interactions with Mueller’s office before the report’s release.
“What is deadly serious about it is the attorney general of the United States of America was not telling the truth to the Congress of the United States. That’s a crime,” Pelosi told reporters at a weekly press conference Thursday. “There’s a process involved here. The committee will act upon how we will proceed.”