Senator John Kennedy (R-TN) appeared on Fox News on Tuesday a day after over 2,000 ex-Justice Department associates signed a letter calling for the resignation of Attorney General William Barr.
In the letter, it says that Barr “openly and repeatedly flouted” the principle of equal justice under the rule of law in his handling of the Roger Stone case.
“Although there are times when political leadership appropriately weighs in on individual prosecutions, it is unheard of for the Department’s top leaders to overrule line prosecutors, who are following established policies, in order to give preferential treatment to a close associate of the President, as Attorney General Barr did in the Stone case,” the letter reads.
That seemed to tick a nerve with Kennedy, who went on a rant on live television.
“Let me be clear — I trust Bill Barr,” Kennedy said during an appearance on Fox News with host Neil Cavuto.
“I know that there are like eleven-hundred former Justice Department officials who want him to resign,” Kennedy continued. “If you look deeply, you’ll find out that’s been put together by a group called Project Democracy, which is a group that’s just to the left of Lenin — I think everybody ought to leave Bill Barr alone and let him do his job.”
Take a look at his rant in the video clip below:
Senator Kennedy claims the group who is behind justice department officials calling on AG Barr to resign is just to the left of Lenin pic.twitter.com/bmSKLBD3FQ
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) February 18, 2020