Former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday slammed Attorney General William Barr and called for his immediate resignation, saying that he had lost the confidence of the American people.
“I think he’s lost the confidence of the American people,” the Democratic presidential candidate told a group of reporters who asked whether Barr should resign. “I think he should,” he added.
Barr has faced nonstop scrutiny from Democrats over how he’s handled special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on his investigation into Russian interference and whether Trump obstructed justice.
Several 2020 Democratic candidates called for him to resign after it was revealed that Mueller expressed frustration with how Barr initially summarized his investigation.
Mueller said in a March 27 letter to Barr that the memo failed to “fully capture the context, nature, and substance of this office’s work and conclusions.”
“Barr is a disgrace, and his alarming efforts to suppress the Mueller report show that he’s not a credible head of federal law enforcement,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) tweeted. “He should resign—and based on the actual facts in the Mueller report, Congress should begin impeachment proceedings against the President.”
Watch Biden’s response in the video below.
NEW: @JoeBiden says AG Barr should resign pic.twitter.com/boQOxkWzxK
— Bo Erickson (@BoKnowsNews) May 2, 2019
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) also said Barr should resign when talking to reporters on Wednesday. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) called on Barr to resign as well.