Chicken Statue in Congress. Photo via Mike Schnall Twitter.

House Judiciary Committee Fills AG Barr’s Empty Seat with a Chicken. Spawns #ChickenBarr

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Attorney General William Barr refused to show up to the House Judiciary Committee Hearing he was scheduled to testify at on Thursday.

The New York Times reports that he also missed the subpoena deadline to hand over the Full Unredacted Mueller Report

Bytes

Congressman Steve Cohen showed up with a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken and placed a chicken statue in the seat where William Barr was supposed to sit.

Twitter hit back with the Hashtag #ChickenBarr

Thoughts

Sometimes I’m amazed (and grateful) that Twitter is free.

Despite the fun we are all having about this, there is a serious issue here. The Executive Branch of government has far overstepped their bounds and is out of control. When they start ignoring congressional subpoenas, and formal requests for information the branches of government start to break down.

Congress has legislative and investigative authority but no enforcement power outside of impeachment. When congress refuses to use it’s prosecutorial power, it allows the Executive to act above the law.

We are in a Constitutional crisis.

Let’s end on a high note…