During a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) put his “rudeness on display” according to Ranking Member Jim Jordan (R-OH), when the chairman denied Attorney General William Barr’s polite request for a five-minute break.
The attorney general fired back at Nadler, calling the legislator a “real class act”.
“Mr. Chairman, could we take a five-minute break,” Attorney General William Barr asked respectively.
“No,” Rep. Nadler immediately said.
“I waited an hour for you this morning. I haven’t had lunch. I’d like to take a five-minute break,” the top law enforcement officer of the country told the chairman of the committee.
“Mr. Attorney General, we are almost finished. We’re gonna be finished in a few minutes. We could certainly take a break, but…”, Nadler told Barr, which prompted the attorney general to fire back: “You’re a real class act.” Continued Below
Rep. Jim Jordan interjected to tell Nadler: “No. He wants a break now, and you just put your rudeness– I think we’re seeing it on display. Let’s let the attorney general have a break.”
Nadler ultimately let the committee have a five minute recess, which the attorney general kindly thanked the House Judiciary chairman.
Before the hearing started, Nadler was involved in a car accident Tuesday morning on his way to Washington but was not injured, a Nadler spokesman said — in turn delaying a highly anticipated hearing with Attorney General Bill Barr. The hearing was delayed about an hour on Tuesday morning. Video Below
Attorney General William Barr and Rep. Jerrold Nadler’s exchange:
AG BARR: “Could we take a 5 minute break, Mr. Chairman?”
CHAIRMAN NADLER: “No..” pic.twitter.com/DGYpAYwS8P
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) July 28, 2020
(Related: Nadler Says That Giving Barr ‘Enough Time To Respond To Accusations & Questions’ Is ‘Irrelevant’)