AG Barr: "As we've been watching the coverage of June 6, 1944 D-Day, I had the thought that my arrival this time felt a little bit, I think, like jumping into Sainte-Mère-Église on the morning of June 5, trying to figure out where you could land without getting shot." pic.twitter.com/D36xU0uYSj— The Hill (@thehill) June 8, 2019
The galling arrogance of Barr comparing his bureaucratic expansion of executive branch power to the deeds of heroes who died fighting Nazis puts him on par with his boss.— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) June 8, 2019
It is incomprehensible that anyone would be so morally degraded as to suggest legally unfounded manipulations to provide cover for criminals is somehow comparable to the heroism of the bravest defenders of human freedom & dignity.— Joseph Robertson (@poet_economist) June 8, 2019
No, wrong again. Those soldiers were fighting for The free world and risking their lives for it. You instead are fighting against it.— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) June 8, 2019
Yes, he’s just like the selfless paratroopers who risked their lives to jump into Nazi territory to save the world from ppl like him.— Nancy Lee Grahn (@NancyLeeGrahn) June 8, 2019
Sure dude. I bet it was exactly the same. 🙄— Alice Evans (@AliceEvansGruff) June 8, 2019
Because you were trying to be evil and nefarious and get away with it! Never compare your trickery to the valor and bravery of those who actually sacrificed life for our liberties. Liberties you aim to reduce and desecrate. Shame.— Scarlett “WonderWarren HasAPlan” Rabe (@scarlettrabe) June 8, 2019
For barr to compare himself to the soldiers of the 82nd and 101st Airborne jumping from planes into hostile territory under unremitting enemy fire is about the most misguided, self-serving, narcissistic, comparison barr could make. Get over yourself and resign barr.— Dr_Mark (@Dr_Mark) June 8, 2019
Going out on a limb here and saying no, it felt nothing like that and I can’t believe you actually said that out loud. In words. In public.— Caroline Orr (@RVAwonk) June 8, 2019
Maybe he should ask Mueller how a real battlefield compares to one without any guns.— Elizabeth Cumer (@ElizabethCumer) June 8, 2019
Dayum! Vicious but very on point.
On June 6th, 1944, 6,420 troops in the U.S. 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions jumped behind enemy lines with the target of liberating the town of Sainte-Mère-Église, in northwestern France. Bad weather and much heavier than predicted German anti-aircraft fire, had scattered the troops over 40 square miles. Despite heavy casualties and most paratroopers missing their drop zones entirely, they endured, gathered their strengths, pushed forward, and achieved their objective. Because that’s what Heroes do.
What heroes don’t do is lie to the American people about the criminal activity of the President of the United States and obstruct congressional investigations at every turn.
Everyone mentioned in this story took an oath to defend the United States from all threats foreign and domestic, but only the brave soldiers of WWII actually took it seriously.
People need to stop making insane comparisons to great heroic feats in the face of evil; especially when those people are nothing more than glorified paper pushers who couldn’t even be bothered to serve a day of military service in their lives.
I’ve heard that Attorney General William Barr didn’t even register for selective services, an offence that might actually invalidate him from even serving in government in the first place. But I’m sure he got a waiver on that one, because that’s how government rolls when you got connections.