WASHINGTON (AP) Attorney General William Barr’s congressional hearing has begun about an hour late because the committee’s chairman, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, was involved in a minor car accident on the drive down from New York. Nadler’s office says he was not injured Tuesday.
The 10 a.m. hearing was pushed back to about 11 a.m. Barr will defend the aggressive federal law enforcement response to civil unrest in America. He’ll say in his opening statement at the House Judiciary Committee hearing that “violent rioters and anarchists have hijacked legitimate protests” ostensibly linked to George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police. Barr will say the violence in Portland, Oregon, and other cities is disconnected from Floyd’s death.