Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) brought props to the House Judiciary Committee hearing that Attorney General William Barr cancelled on: a toy chicken and a bucket of KFC.
Barr faced an onslaught when he testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, and was scheduled to appear before the House on Thursday morning. He cancelled the appearance last night, after a spat over terms of the questioning.
The spin House Democrats want to convey is clear: that Barr is too scared to appear for questioning on his handling of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and report. Rep. Jerry Nadler, the chairman of the House committee, said Wednesday night that Barr was “terrified.”
A smirking Cohen gorged himself on KFC at 9 in the morning to mock Barr:
.@RepCohen brought a plastic chicken and a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken (which he is tucking into ahead of this 9AM House Judiciary hearing.)
“He’s here,” Cohen said, pointing to the chicken and referring to AG Barr who is not attending after a grilling in the Senate. pic.twitter.com/bGz3HCRSCQ
— Lauren Gambino (@laurenegambino) May 2, 2019
— Justin Gray (@grayjustin) May 2, 2019
Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., left, laughs with Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., after Cohen arrived with a bucked of fried chicken and a plastic chicken as Attorney General William Barr will not appear before a House Judiciary Committee hearing. @ap pic.twitter.com/fLdpuWB13X
— Andrew Harnik (@andyharnik) May 2, 2019
Yep, Cohen brought “chicken,” in case the Dems’ message of Barr’s no-show was lost on anyone. pic.twitter.com/XFiNgT6RG5
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) May 2, 2019
Look what Rep. Steve Cohen brought to today’s House Judiciary Committee hearing. He tapped the chicken and said “He’s here!” referring to AG Barr who is a no-show. Barr objected to being questioned by staff lawyers. pic.twitter.com/6cdXxIioQZ
— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) May 2, 2019