Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

Congressman Cohen Calls Out “Chicken” Barr

May 2, 2019
Press Release
Ceramic chicken sends message about our fearful Attorney General

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) brought a ceramic chicken and a bucket of fried chicken to the House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing today at which Attorney General William P. Barr was a no-show.

Congressman Cohen later released the following statement:

“The message is Attorney General Bill Barr is not brave enough to answer questions from a staff attorney and members of the Judiciary Committee. A legitimate attorney general would not refuse to appear at an oversight hearing but Barr is fearful our questions would expose his duplicity and prove once again that he is the president’s fixer, not the nation’s top law enforcement official. While the props were in gest, I am acutely aware of how close we are to a serious Constitutional crisis when the executive branch essentially declines to have its actions reviewed by Congress, a co-equal branch of our government.”

See Congressman Cohen’s statement at a press conference with Judiciary Committee members here and an interview with MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson here.