Aug 02, 2020
Mark Levin slams Democrats for treatment of AG Barr, calls Obama a 'pathological liar'
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"Life, Liberty and Levin" host Mark Levin appeared on "Watters' World" Saturday and criticized Democrats for their treatment of Attorney General William Barr during a House Judiciary Committee hearing, calling it a "disgrace."
"I've never seen a senior official of any administration ever treated like that," Levin said."This hearing should have been [about] how do we come together as a nation to put down rioters who were trying to overthrow the country. Marxists, anarchists, whether they're Black Lives Matter or Antifa. But that's not how it works. The Democrat Party is all in on this radical hardcore agenda. And so they're beating up on the attorney general."
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During the hearing, Barr clashed with several Democratic committee members who asked him questions only to cut him off when he tried to answer. At one point, he sarcastically described Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., as "a real class act" after Nadler initially denied Barr a five-minute break.
Levin said Democrats are "trying to soften him up and ruin his reputation when that information comes out" from U.S. attorney John Durham's investigation into the origins of the Russia probe.
The host also had strong words for former President Barack Obama's speech at the funeral of Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., where accused President Trump of voter suppression.
"Look, Barack Obama is a pathological liar. They're trying to set the stage for a close election of one or two battleground states, that it's systemic racism," Levin said. "They've been laying this foundation for months and months and months."
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Levin blamed Obama for the nation's racial divide.
"You're one of the great reasons in this country where there is a huge racial divide. And you could have been a great leader," Levin said. "You could have a great leader, the American people of all races. But you couldn't put aside your community activism."
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Wall Street Journal: Trump stretched law with executive orders, like Obama
The Wall Street Journal's editorial board criticized President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump suggests some states may 'pay nothing' as part of unemployment plan Trump denies White House asked about adding him to Mount Rushmore Trump, US face pivotal UN vote on Iran MORE for signing executive orders Saturday to extend unemployment benefits and other coronavirus relief measures, likening his actions to those taken by former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaWhy payroll tax cut opponents may want to reconsider Michelle Obama, Sanders, Kasich to be featured on first night of Democratic convention: report Graham says he appreciates Trump orders, but 'would much prefer a congressional agreement' MORE.
In an editorial published late Sunday, the board wrote Trump was “right to walk away rather than succumb” to Democrats’ “multi-trillion-dollar blackmail,” but editors voiced concern about Trump's executive orders.
“The bad news is that he followed the Barack Obama method with executive orders, one of which stretched the law in a way that a future progressive President will surely cite as precedent,” the Journal’s board wrote.
The board said Trump‘s “worst order” was the one that extended temporary unemployment benefits.
That order would extend the enhanced unemployment benefits that expired about two weeks ago, but the payments will be lowered from $600 to $400 per week and states are required to cover 25 percent of the costs.
“Covid-19 is a national emergency, and unemployment is the result of the virus and government shutdowns. But Congress passed jobless aid as part of the Cares Act that was separate from the Disaster Relief fund. Mr. Trump is commandeering the power of the purse that the Constitution reserves for Congress,” the editorial board wrote.
Trump signed the orders, which also suspend payroll taxes and offer federal eviction and student loan relief, at his private club in Bedminster, N.J., amid stalled negotiations between congressional Democrats and the White House on a fifth round of coronavirus relief in Congress.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellTrump signs executive orders after coronavirus relief talks falter Coronavirus deal key to Republicans protecting Senate majority Coronavirus talks collapse as negotiators fail to reach deal MORE (R-Ky.) said Saturday he supports Trump “exploring his options to get unemployment benefits and other relief to the people who need them most,’ and accused Democrats of sabotaging negotiations over a relief package.
Democrats, however, quickly criticized Trump’s orders. In a joint statement, Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiWhite House officials, Democrats spar over legality, substance of executive orders Sunday shows - Trump coronavirus executive orders reverberate Pelosi: 'Of course there's room for compromise' on 0-per-week unemployment benefit MORE (D-Calif) and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerWhite House officials, Democrats spar over legality, substance of executive orders Schumer declines to say whether Trump executive orders are legal: They don't 'do the job' Schumer: Idea that 0 unemployment benefit keeps workers away from jobs 'belittles the American people' MORE (D-N.Y.) said Trump's “meager announcements” show he “still does not comprehend the seriousness or the urgency of the health and economic crisis facing working families.”Tags Wall Street Journal Mitch McConnell Charles Schumer Donald Trump Nancy Pelosi Barack Obama coronavirus relief