Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell claimed during a Monday interview with Martha MacCallum that Democrats are suffering from “Trump derangement syndrome.”
McConnell’s remark came in response to House Speaker Pelosi accusing Attorney General William Barr of lying to Congress.
“Speaker Pelosi said, based on Attorney General Barr’s testimony, she believes that he lied to Congress. If she believes that, what must she do?” MacCallum asked.
“That’s an outrageous assertion,” McConnell answered. “The man had a brief summary of the report, released all the report that was legally allowed to be released, put it on the internet. To call a public servant like the attorney general a liar is completely over the top. These people are somewhat suffering from Trump derangement syndrome. I mean, the investigation is over.”
He continued, “Why don’t we turn our attention to trying to see what we can figure out? What we can do together for the American people and not squander any more time? We have the answer.”
Pelosi’s claim comes in response Barr’s April 9 testimony in front of the House Appropriations Committee.
During his testimony, Barr told Democratic Florida Rep. Charlie Crist that he did not know why there were reports that the special counsel’s office was upset with his four-page summary of the Mueller report. (RELATED: Full Text Of Mueller Letter Deflates Breathless Report)
Many have suggested that Barr’s comment about not knowing why the special counsel’s office was “frustrated” was a lie, because it is now known that Mueller wrote a letter to him on March 27 wherein he expressed that his handling “did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance of this office’s work and conclusions.”