Early into Attorney General William Barr’s hearing, Rep. Jerry Nadler made the claim that the protests were about to wind down in Portland before federal officers were sent in.
Nadler also said “The protesters aren’t mobs. They are mothers, and veterans and mayors” before accusing Barr of projecting “fear and violence” in pursuit of “obvious political objectives.”
Nadler then concluded “Shame on you, Mr. Barr.”
.@RepJerryNadler on federal officers being sent to Portland to stop the riots:
"The president wants footage for his campaign ads and you appear serving it up to him as ordered… The protesters aren't mobs. They are mothers, and veterans and mayors." pic.twitter.com/MXDJzG2v9x
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 28, 2020
In a video that was widely cited and that has now been viewed over 4 million times on Twitter, Rep. Nadler calls Antifa violence in Portland “a myth.”
I ran into Jerry Nadler in DC and asked him to disavow the Antifa violence/rioting in Portland.
“THATS A MYTH” pic.twitter.com/veImyE2rju
— Essential Fleccas 🇺🇸 (@fleccas) July 27, 2020
Prior to Attorney General Barr’s House Judiciary testimony, Rep. Jim Jordan played an extended video montage of violent protests.
The montage was carried live on cable news networks including CNN and infuriated some Democrats on social media who called it “propaganda.”
Great call by @Jim_Jordan to use his opening statement to show America exactly what is happening in Democrat-Run cities across the nation.
These are not “Peaceful Protests” pic.twitter.com/Pa3nmewZh1
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) July 28, 2020