July 28, 2020

Reschenthaler Exposes Failed Liberal Experiment in Hearing with Attorney General Barr

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During today's House Judiciary Committee hearing with Attorney General William Barr, Congressman Reschenthaler (PA-14) called out the Democrat Members of Congress for their refusal to condemn the violence and lawlessness raging in Seattle, Portland, and other Democrat-led cities across the nation.

"CHAZ and Portland are really like political experiments. They really show us what would happen if we fully embraced the radical ideology of the social justice Democrats," said Reschenthaler. "According to the Democrats, it's the ‘Summer of Love.' According to the Congresswoman who represents Seattle, it's a ‘peaceful protest zone.' In reality, these cities are experiencing violence, chaos, and frankly just anarchy. I think this political experiment has showed us that the liberal, social justice Democrat style government has failed."

Over the course of June and early July, several shootings occurred inside Seattle's police-free zone, including the tragic murders of a 16-year-old and a 19-year-old. There were also numerous reports of robberies, assaults, and property destruction. Despite all the chaos and violence, it took the Seattle mayor weeks to declare the zone an "unlawful gathering" and allow police to clear the area.

Similarly, Portland, Oregon has endured eight weeks of violent rioting in the streets. Rioters continue to fire projectiles and mortar-style fireworks at federal law enforcement officers. They also use dangerous lasers, which have already permanently blinded at least three officers.

Meanwhile, Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler is calling Antifa violence in Portland a myth that is spread only in Washington, D.C., blatantly ignoring what he's reading in news reports and seeing on television, just so he can again attempt to discredit Attorney General Barr and the Trump Administration.

Attorney General Barr noted his concern with the political reactions to violent protesting and concluded that he hopes "the Democratic Party takes a stand against the violence."

Click here to watch Reschenthaler's remarks during the hearing.