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House Democrat Brings Toy Chicken and KFC Bucket to Hearing to Mock Barr’s No-Show

Mediaite logo Mediaite 5/2/2019 Aidan McLaughlin

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Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) brought props to the House Judiciary Committee hearing that Attorney General William Barr cancelled on: a toy chicken and a bucket of KFC.

Barr faced an onslaught when he testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, and was scheduled to appear before the House on Thursday morning. He cancelled the appearance last night, after a spat over terms of the questioning.

a man sitting at a table eating food: Rep. Steve Cohen ate chicken during the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday, which AG William Barr skipped. © Provided by Mediaite, LLC Rep. Steve Cohen ate chicken during the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday, which AG William Barr skipped. The spin House Democrats want to convey is clear: that Barr is too scared to appear for questioning on his handling of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and report. Rep. Jerry Nadler, the chairman of the House committee, said Wednesday night that Barr was “terrified.”

A smirking Cohen gorged himself on KFC at 9 in the morning to mock Barr:

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