As the nation’s top law enforcement officer, Attorney General Bill Barr has had enough of the violent and deadly riots racking the country, and he’s taking action to end them.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Attorney General William Barr said on Saturday it appears that “many places” across the United States are seeing violent protests spurred by “anarchic” and “far-left extremist groups.”
During a brief public appearance at the Justice Department, he said these agitators are using “antifa-like tactics” and that many of them are traveling from out of state to participate in the protests. Barr, who did not take any questions, noted that such individuals could be committing federal crimes and asserted that authorities will be enforcing the law.
Barr is a law and order attorney general, and he doesn’t sound afraid to enforce the law:
Barr emphasized that “already initial charges have been filed by the state” against Chauvin as he promised that “justice will be served.” The FBI and Justice Department are carrying out an separate investigation into whether the Minneapolis police officers involved in Floyd’s death violated any federal civil rights laws.
The attorney general added said the Justice Department, FBI, U.S. Marshals, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Drug Enforcement Administration, and all 93 U.S. attorneys offices were working to assist in the efforts to end the rioting.
Noting “it is a federal crime to cross state lines or to use interstate facilities to incite or participate in violent rioting,” Barr pledged the Justice Department will “take all action necessary to enforce federal law.”
The violent acts of terrorism committed across America this weekend will only stop when local, state and federal officials commit to enforcing the law.
When protests become riots, our leaders must step in to preserve the safety of everyday American citizens. Barr is doing just that.
What are your thoughts on the riots?