Thursday Open Thread | Kamala Harris stumps William Barr

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is running for president, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have time to hand Attorney General Barr his ass right quick. In fact, she did it all in less than a minute.

Here’s how it all went down: Barr—who may or may not subsist on a diet of T-Rex T-Bones and Brontosaurus burgers—was sitting before a firing squad of Democrats, and a feathering squad of Republicans, to answer why he took a 400-page report and summed it up in four pages, which completely ripped out the spine of the report, and then held a press conference to taint the American public’s view of said report, because he knew no regular American who wasn’t a member of Congress would read that shit, all to protect his lord and overseer President Trump.

Well, when Harris got her shot, she didn’t miss:

Sen. Harris: Attorney General Barr has the president or anyone at the White House ever asked or suggested that you open an investigation of anyone?

Barr: I wouldn’t, uh —

Harris: Yes or no?

Barr: Could you repeat that question?

Harris: I will repeat it. Has the president or anyone at the White House ever asked or suggested that you open an investigation of anyone? Yes or no, please, sir.

Barr: Um, the president or anybody else?

Harris: Seems you would remember something like that and be able to tell us.

Barr: Yeah, but I’m trying to grapple with the word “Suggest.” I mean, there have been discussions of matters out there that they’ve not asked me to open an investigation…

Harris: Perhaps they’ve suggested?

Barr: I don’t know. I wouldn’t say suggest.

Harris: Hinted?

Barr: I don’t know.

Harris: Inferred? You don’t know.

During the exchange, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) looked on like a girlfriend who was watching her best friend confront her lying man about cheating. Booker was literally sitting looking at Barr with the “bitch why you keep lying?” face, and it was glorious. In fact, Harris was the only Democrat who seemed to stump Barr and throw him off his game, and by his game, I mean lying to protect the president. Barr literally moved his lying game to Matrix levels where he basically argued, rejected or appeared to misread blatant statements that could’ve been concluded by a normal nonpartisan person as obstruction of justice. But Mr. Flintstone is clinging firmly to President Trump’s fat-ass tie, so until all of these people are impeached, we will have to live with them being shamed.

Oh, Kamala wasn’t finished. When asked if she believed Barr should resign, Harris stated flatly: “Yes.” And then walked off with her HBCU swagger.

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108 Responses to Thursday Open Thread | Kamala Harris stumps William Barr

  1. vitaminlover says:

    Saw Mrs Harris on Rachel’s show and she was warm about the way Barr and Chimp are.

  2. rikyrah says:

    Emily Nussbaum (@emilynussbaum) Tweeted:
    I like the way that Kamala Harris is able to come across as coolly amused *and* righteously disgusted at the same time. Seems like the correct stance for 2020.

  3. rikyrah says:

    Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) Tweeted:
    NBC now reports that House Judiciary Dems are negotiating directly with Mueller for his testimony, bypassing the AG.

  4. rikyrah says:

    So, for those Democrats who voted for his confirmation 😒😒😒

    This shyt was already out there

  5. rikyrah says:


    Ari Berman (@AriBerman) Tweeted:
    Great news for voting rights: Colorado becomes 15th state to adopt automatic voter registration

  6. rikyrah says:

    Ida Skibenes ❄️ (@ida_skibenes) Tweeted:

    A white man can knowingly mislead the entire country and keep his job.
    A white man accused of sexual assault can end up at the Supreme Court.
    And a blatantly racist and sexist white man can be president.

    Meanwhile, a black woman ends up in prison for voting by mistake.

  7. rikyrah says:

    Neal Katyal (@neal_katyal) Tweeted:
    I really hate the way Trump and his allies such as Graham talk about the Supreme Court, as if they control it. It’s so corrosive.

  8. rikyrah says:

    The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) Tweeted:
    Congressional Democrats:

    Subpoena every member of William Barr’s staff.

    When the first refuses to show up, cite them for contempt and have them arrested.

    This is Barr’s last career stop. Target the people who have futures to consider.

    Cut off his legs and work your way up.

  9. rikyrah says:


    Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) Tweeted:
    JUST NOW: Trump says his admin finalized new conscience protections for “physicians, pharmacists, nurses, teachers, students and faith-based charities.”

    “They’ve been wanting to do that for a long time — right, Mike?” Trump adds in aside to Pence.

  10. Liza says:

    Barr is one brazen, arrogant son of a b1tch. But I suppose there’s nothing left except for him to say that the “president” is above the law and declare the government to be a dictatorship. And just when you thought you couldn’t loathe him more…

  11. rikyrah says:

    Barr makes dubious legal claims; letter exposes rift with Muller
    Rachel Maddow reports on how Robert Mueller’s letter to William Barr exposes the distance between Mueller’s intentions and Barr’s treatment of Mueller’s report. Maddow also shares highlights of Barr’s ignominious testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

  12. Ametia says:

    Because, Maise is my HERO

  13. Ametia says:

    Word of the Day : May 2, 2019

    Prodigious: adjective pruh-DIJ-us

    1 : resembling or befitting a prodigy : strange, unusual

    2 : causing amazement or wonder

    3 : extraordinary in bulk, quantity, or degree : enormous

  14. Ametia says:

    The Case Against Empathizing With Trump Supporters
    Noah Berlatsky

    Empathy isn’t the solution to our political crisis. It’s a major cause.


    The first serious problem with empathy is that it is biased. Empathy is often presented as a way to overcome insularity or partisanship (that is, “seeing the other side”). But in practice, empathy more often simply reinforces in-group prejudices, because people find it much easier to identify with those who are like them or on their side.

  15. Jerry Nadler was fresh out of fks to give. 😂😂😂

  16. .@RepJerryNadler to @mattgaetz: We ain’t having all of that….. 🔇🔇🔇


  17. Jerry Nadler cutting Matt Gaetz mic…………..

  18. rikyrah says:

    Just want to take the time to give the

    To Senators Hirono and Harris.


    Yes, they did.

    Other Democrats, watch them and do the same.


    The best thing to wake up to…. a good cup of coffee & reading where Matt Gaetz mic gets cut off.

  20. rikyrah says:

    Mia Brett 👸🏻 (@QueenMab87) Tweeted:
    So all women athletes have to have their hormone levels checked before competing? But men don’t because…genetic advantages are fine for them? What kind of patriarchal, anti trans, forced ladylike bullshit is this?

  21. rikyrah says:

    Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) Tweeted:
    What remains striking is how little effort Barr made to *disguise* his total devotion to advocating first and foremost on Trump’s behalf. He displayed zero sense of any obligation to the American people.

    Barr didn’t even bother *trying* to disguise this.

  22. rikyrah says:

    Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) Tweeted:
    Chairman Nadler just received a letter from Barr refusing to comply with our subpoena for the unredacted Mueller report & underlying materials. That is unacceptable. I will urge the Chairman to proceed w/contempt citation. This is extremely dangerous behavior from Trump and Barr.

  23. rikyrah says:

    Post Politics (@postpolitics) Tweeted:
    Biden calls on Barr to resign as attorney general, saying ‘he’s lost the confidence of the American people’

  24. rikyrah says:

    Adam Serwer🍝 (@AdamSerwer) Tweeted:
    Just incredible reporting from @RosieGray on how white nationalists have infiltrated conservative media, including, at least four people who worked for Carlson’s Daily Caller

  25. rikyrah says:

    thefieldnegro (@fieldnegro) Tweeted:
    Driver slammed machete against another car, shouted racial slurs in N.J. road rage attack, cops say. Attacked police with weapon and was…..wait for it….taken alive.

  26. rikyrah says:

    skeptical brotha 🌈 (@skepticalbrotha) Tweeted:
    imma need Jerry Nadler to find some backbone tomorrow and do something hardcore. #Barr

  27. rikyrah says:

    Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) Tweeted:
    Barr should seriously consider resigning. That would be one way to avoid testifying. If he does not, and then either fails to appear or cannot explain his own deception, the House, as I have argued, should begin impeachment hearings

  28. rikyrah says:

    Mr. Weeks 🤴🏾 (@MrDane1982) Tweeted:
    Never lost an election
    Kamala Harris
    Amy Klobuchar
    Kirsten Gillibrand
    Elizabeth Warren

    Lost an election
    Joe Biden
    Pete Buttigieg
    Bernie Sanders
    Beto O’Rourke

    Yet you’re telling me the white men are the saving grace for the Democratic party, most diverse political party? FOH.

  29. rikyrah says:

    Max Burns (@themaxburns) Tweeted:
    Let’s be very clear: @KamalaHarris said her 2020 campaign would prosecute the case against Donald Trump.

    After watching her nail Bill Barr to the wall in four questions, the @GOP ought to be terrified.

  30. rikyrah says:

    Willie Brown, CFA MBA (@ChillWillNupe88) Tweeted:
    @themaxburns @KamalaHarris @GOP This version of @KamalaHarris is the one that intrigued me of her potentila candidacy a year or so ago. It’s this version I hope to see on the campaign trail and the upcoming debates.

  31. rikyrah says:

    Miryam Lipper (@MiryamLipper) Tweeted:
    The Atlantic: Kamala Harris Sticks the Landing

    Vanity Fair: Kamala Harris Guts Barr Like A Fish, Leaves Him Flopping on the Deck

    SFGate: Barr splutters, deflects in viral questioning by Kamala Harris

    ELLE: Sen Kamala Harris Overwhelmed AG Bill Barr With a ‘Yes or No’ Question

  32. rikyrah says:

    Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) Tweeted:
    Senator Hirono: Do you think it is OK for the president to ask his WH counsel to lie?
    AG Barr: I am willing to discuss what is criminal… “Which event are you talking about?”

    Hirono: “Give us some credit for knowing what the hell is going on around here.”

  33. rikyrah says:

    Senator Mazie Hirono (@maziehirono) Tweeted:
    AG Barr is no different than the other people who have sacrificed their once-decent reputation for @realDonaldTrump. AG Barr has chosen to be the President’s lawyer and side with him over the interests of the American people. America deserves better than AG Barr. He must resign.

  34. rikyrah says:

    The cruise ship is a Scientologist one?🤔🤔

    • Ametia says:

      YES, Lauren Underwood is Magnificent! Thank you, Lauren!

      Proving that not seeking the spotlight, digging in, and getting that work done matters.

      It’s what these folks are getting elected to do. DO.THE.WORK!

  35. rikyrah says:

    skeptical brotha 🌈 (@skepticalbrotha) Tweeted:
    Hillary Clinton on the GOP obsession with using her to deflect attention from Trump scandals: The Russians interfered in our election and Trump committed obstruction of justice. That’s the real story. #BarrHearing

  36. rikyrah says:


    Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) Tweeted:
    THREAD. I tried explaining (but kept getting interrupted from) the significance of @KamalaHarris ‘s question to Barr on whether he had obtained an ethics clearance for Rosenstein to participate in the charging decision on obstruction by President Trump

  37. rikyrah says:


    Quinn Cummings (@quinncy) Tweeted:
    This is your reminder that Senator Hirono voted to save your insurance while going through chemo for Stage 3 kidney cancer.

    We do not deserve her.

  38. rikyrah says:

    skeptical brotha 🌈 (@skepticalbrotha) Tweeted:
    Kamala Harris Guts Barr Like a Fish, Leaves Him Flopping on the Deck #BarrHearing

  39. rikyrah says:

    GetOrganizedBK (@Getorgbk) Tweeted:
    The DOJ does have a mailing address, and we could cover the building in an avalanche of postcards, addressed to Attorney General Barr, and recommending he resign, if we like.

    The mailing address is U.S. DOJ, 950 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington DC, 20530.


  40. rikyrah says:

    Deadline White House (@DeadlineWH) Tweeted:
    “Bill Bar today cut down a lot of laws to defend a guilty person, Donald Trump…You just saw again & again & again the chief law enforcement officer of the US suggested a bunch of laws… could be wiped out by a president.” – @RonaldKlain w/ @NicolleDWallace

  41. rikyrah says:

    Deadline White House (@DeadlineWH) Tweeted:
    “[Republicans] sit there today… They have sold their souls, sold their political lives… They sit there and look at a guy like Bob Mueller… Every Republican on that Committee would have been in the charter fan club of Bob Mueller 5 years ago” – @jheil w/ @NicolleDWallace

  42. rikyrah says:

    Neal Katyal (@neal_katyal) Tweeted:
    One of the scariest things about Barr’s performance today is that this is just the stuff we know about. DOJ every day does many things that fly under radar. IE just today they filed a brief trying to gut the whole Affordable Care Act–a ludicrous position no other DOJ would take

  43. rikyrah says:

    I hope that he is found 😪😪🙏🙏

  44. rikyrah says:

    Marcus H. Johnson (@marcushjohnson) Tweeted:
    Saying that “the party is choosing Biden” is complete bs. Biden’s numbers are strong right now because he is doing the best with Black voters. Stop complaining about the “party elites” when you really mean “I can’t get Black people to choose my candidate.”

  45. rikyrah says:

    Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) Tweeted:
    Let me know why you think Bill Barr is too scared to come before the House Judiciary Committee:

    A. He didn’t read the evidence in the Mueller Report.

    B. He wants to spend his time suing to eliminate preexisting conditions coverage.

    C. Putin said, “enough.”

  46. rikyrah says:


    Mikie Sherrill (@MikieSherrill) Tweeted:
    The CDC has not been able to study gun violence for more than 20 years. We are changing that.

  47. rikyrah says:

    Christian Vanderbrouk (@UrbanAchievr) Tweeted:
    The Barr exchange with Klobuchar is extraordinary. He is literally arguing as if he is the president’s defense attorney.

  48. rikyrah says:

    Rep. Don Beyer (@RepDonBeyer) Tweeted:
    Senator @maziehirono just asked Attorney General Barr, twice:

    “Do you think it’s OK for the President to ask the White House Counsel to lie?”

    Barr, the highest law enforcement officer in the country, was unable to answer the question.

  49. rikyrah says:

    This thread😪😪😪, then😠😠😠

    Sarah Kliff (@sarahkliff) Tweeted:
    One of the most heartbreaking things I’ve read in our ER bill database:

    A 2-year-old eats a dangerous drug. Poison control tells her mom to take the toddler to the ER immediately.

    But the family is already in debt from another ER bill. They can’t afford another one. (1/2)

  50. rikyrah says:

    BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) Tweeted:
    They didn’t read the whole report.
    They didn’t see ANY of the evidence.
    They don’t want Don McGahn to speak to Congress.
    They won’t release trump’s taxes.
    They don’t want us to see the FULL Mueller report.

    But they INSIST trump is innocent.
    That’s utter bullshit. #ImpeachBarr

  51. rikyrah says:


    The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) Tweeted:
    Opinion: How conservatives rationalize their surrender to Trump

  52. rikyrah says:

    Jason Johnson (@DrJasonJohnson) Tweeted:
    Tiger Woods is EXACTLY what every black comedian in the early 00’s said he was

  53. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄 😄😄

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