Attorney General William Barr, in an exclusive interview on CNN, broadly defended the actions of police, saying shootings of Black Americans often weren’t racially motivated and weren’t as common as public demonstrations have made them seem.
“I don’t think there are two justice systems,” Barr said in a sometimes contentious interview on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.” “I think the narrative that the police are in some epidemic of shooting unarmed black men is simply a false narrative and also the narrative that’s based on race.”
Barr acknowledged, however, that at times it created different situations for Black and White Americans. “I think there are some situations where statistics would suggest that they are treated differently. But I don’t think that that’s necessarily racism,” Barr said.
Bill Barr should have resigned a long time ago.
We need an Attorney General whose loyalty lies with our Constitution—not with the president.
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) September 2, 2020
Attorney General Barr says he doesn’t have evidence that foreign countries could successfully interfere in the election with fake ballots. He says he’s “basing it on logic.”
Barr: “Logic.” pic.twitter.com/FzzIRL2PrK
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) September 2, 2020
BLITZER: “You’ve said you’re worried a foreign country could send thousands of fake ballots… What are you basing that on?”
BARR: “As I’ve said repeatedly, I’m basing that on logic.”
BLITZER: “But have you seen any evidence?”
— Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) September 2, 2020
Um… WTF just happened!?
Bill Barr gets angry when CNN’s Wolf Blitzer fact-checks him on voter fraud lies: ‘I don’t know what the laws are’https://t.co/6NmslfpsOF
— Sarah Burris (@SarahBurris) September 2, 2020
Watch: “Let me talk!” AG Bill Barr just clashed with CNN’s Wolf Bitzer in a heated segment over mail-in voting: “This is cheap talk to get around the fundamental problem” pic.twitter.com/1PzHm9qN6l
— TV News HQ (@TVNewsHQ) September 2, 2020