A failed Democratic presidential candidate questioned the nation’s top legal adviser’s integrity and morality for examining allegations of election fraud.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) believes Attorney General William Barr cannot be trusted, is a criminal accomplice, and should be removed from his position, because he responded to complaints that the Democratic Party unlawfully won the presidency at the presidential election held on Nov. 3.
“Attorney General Bill Barr is a corrupt Trump henchman who should have been impeached months ago,” she said on Twitter.
Warren also accused Barr of rejecting the democratic voting process, even though he was performing his official duty to order the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate allegations of election fraud.
“If he cared one shred about our democracy, he would be focused on the peaceful transition of power instead of doing the bidding of a wannabe dictator [called President Donald Trump],” she said.
The remarks came after Barr allowed investigators to begin recounting ballots, certifying election results, and conducting witness interviews without intervention from the DOJ public integrity section’s election crimes branch (ECB.) This would allow the work to be performed transparently and efficiently with minimal delays.
“A passive and delayed enforcement approach can result in situations in which election misconduct cannot realistically be rectified,” Barr said in a statement shared on Twitter. “[Without interference from the ECB] any concerns that overt actions taken by the department could inadvertently impact an election are greatly minimized, if they exist at all, once voting has concluded–even if election certification has not yet been completed.”
He warned DOJ representatives to conduct their investigation with “absolute … fairness, neutrality and non-partisanship” at all times.
“You are the most senior leaders in the U.S. Department of Justice, and I trust you to exercise great care and judgment in addressing allegations of voting and vote tabulation irregularities,” he said. “While serious allegations should be handled with great care, specious, speculative, fanciful or far-fetched claims should not be a basis for initiating federal inquiries.”
However, these values did not appear to resonate with Warren, who seemed to be more preoccupied with accusing others of being fraudulent, prejudiced, vicious, and dishonest.
“[GOP Senate Leader] Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans have never shown an ounce of political courage to stand up to Donald Trump and his corruption, bigotry, cruelty, and lies,” she said on Twitter. “Why would they start now?”