Barr Prowls Around DC In Publicity Stunt After Cops Teargas Peaceful Protesters

Attorney General William Barr and Defense Secretary Mark Esper walk around downtown Washington, DC during curfew on June 1, 2020. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images)
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Attorney General Bill Barr took a stroll with Defense Secretary Mark Esper around downtown Washington, D.C. on Monday night after federal police officers sprayed teargas at peaceful protesters who were not violating the city’s 7 p.m. curfew.

A video tweeted by Telemundo reporter Alberto Pimienta shows Barr and Esper chatting with the police on 16th and K Street:

The attempt at displaying “strength” came several hours after President Donald Trump had protesters and people at St. John’s Episcopal Church forcibly removed so he could stage a photo-op in front of the church.

Several people on Twitter called out Barr for the performance:

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  1. Barr Prowls Around DC In Publicity Stunt After Cops Teargas Peaceful Protesters.

    I think you meant “slithered” or “oozed”, not “prowls”…

  2. If the best you can muster for a “show of force” is your tubby lawyer and Capt Procurement, you’re probably better off hiding in the bunker.

  3. And it appears in those pictures that everyone of the people he walked with was a whiter shade of pale.

    Pale privilege.

  4. It would be extremely poetic if their newfound penchant for disaster porn turned into the vector that finally ended up putting these fat old assholes on COVID-19 ventilators. Those cops and National Guard have been standing shoulder to shoulder for much of the last week. You think none of them have the virus? Go ahead, Mr. Attorney General. Play with as much fire as you like.

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