Democrats criticize Barr for allowing investigations into unfounded election fraud.

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Republican congressional leaders in social media have refrained from commenting on the recent approval by Attorney General William Barr that federal prosecutors are to investigate yet-to-be-founded allegations of election fraud, which President Donald Trump says have rigged the presidential election in favor of his opponent, Democratic Party President-elect Joe Biden.

Democratic congressional leaders in social media, however, have strongly disapproved of Barr’s decision.

In a Monday night tweet, Massachusetts Democratic Party senator Elizabeth Warren wrote: “Attorney General Bill Barr is a corrupt Trump henchman who should have been indicted months ago. If he cared one bit about our democracy, he would focus on the peaceful transfer of power instead of following the orders of a would-be dictator.

Attorney General Bill Barr is a corrupt Trump follower who should have been indicted months ago. If he gives a damn about our democracy, he should focus on the peaceful transition of power instead of following the orders of a would-be dictator. https://t.co/rV5GEBmnBL

– Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) November 10, 2020

California Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu wrote in a Monday night tweet: “Dear @TheJusticeDept Bill Barr: There is no factual predicate for any mass election fraud. How can we know that? Because [email protected] campaign has still not made any credible claims and the GOP foreign ministers stand by the results. Stop ignoring the will of the people”.

Dear @TheJusticeDept Bill Barr: There is no factual predicate for any mass election fraud. How can we know that? Because the @realDonaldTrump campaign has still not made credible claims and the GOP Secretaries of State stand by the results.

Stop ignoring the will of the people. https://t.co/gO0MlzYr9q

– Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) November 10, 2020

Massachusetts Democratic Party MP Joe Kennedy III tweeted about Barr’s move and the resignation of Richard Pilger. Pilger was the director of the Department of Election Crimes at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), whose office oversees the investigation of election fraud. He resigned hours after Barr gave his approval.

“Bill Barr must remember that he is answerable to us and is not the type to actively try to undermine our democracy,” Kennedy wrote, adding, “DOJ officials are now resigning. Another secretary was dismissed by tweet. An entire political party willing to harm our democracy for fear of a man who has lost. What a small, fearful president we have had. Better days lie ahead”.

Bill Barr must remember that he is answering us, not the man who is actively trying to undermine our democracy. https://t.co/GhkkPSbs6P

– Rep. Joe Kennedy III (@RepJoeKennedy) November 10, 2020

DOJ career officials are now stepping down.

Another secretary dismissed by tweet.

An entire political party willing to harm our democracy for fear of a man who has lost.

What a small, frightened president we have had.

Better days lie ahead. https://t.co/UvZK1XlxOQ

– Rep. Joe Kennedy III (@RepJoeKennedy) November 10, 2020

Democratic Hawaiian Senator Mazie Hirono wrote in a Monday night tweet: “Bill Barr brings shame on his office once again by acting like Trump’s consigliere – he sends US prosecutors on a fishing expedition to legitimize groundless conspiracy theories”. She added: “On January 20, it will be a relief to have a corporation that will uphold the rule of law on behalf of the American people.

Bill Barr dishonors his office again by acting like Trump’s consigliere – sending US Attys on a fishing expedition to legitimize groundless conspiracy theories.

On January 20, it will be a relief to have an AG that will uphold the rule of law on behalf of the American people. https://t.co/UqVicDAIHQ

– Senator Mazie Hirono (@maziehirono) November 10, 2020

One Republican stood out on Monday night because he had tweeted about Barr’s decision: Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn. She wrote: “I thank you, Attorney General Barr, for ensuring and maintaining the integrity of our elections.
@TheJusticeDept.”

Thank you, Attorney General Barr, for securing and maintaining the integrity of our elections. @TheJusticeDept

– Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@Ma

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