Trump’s Attorney General William Barr testified today in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee right on the heels of news that Mueller sent Barr a letter criticizing his misleading summary of Mueller’s report. In the letter, Mueller decried the “public confusion” resulting from Barr’s pro-Trump summary of the report, saying it “threatens to undermine” the “central purpose” of his work as Special Counsel. It’s the equivalent of Mueller calling Barr a partisan hack and a liar, but in polite Department of Justice speak.
Barr’s testimony and questioning today didn’t go too well for him, with multiple Democratic Senators ripping him a new one while Republicans whined that he was being treated unfairly. Sen. Kamala Harris was particularly good at picking apart Barr’s misleading statements and putting him on his heels.
This was a big moment: Sen. Kamala Harris got Barr to admit that he decided not to charge Trump with obstruction—perhaps the most consequential DOJ decision since Watergate—without examining any of the underlying evidence pic.twitter.com/v9lyke0HZE— Mark Follman (@markfollman) May 1, 2019
How can Bill Barr possibly continue to lead the Department of Justice, the only federal agency with a moral value in its very name, after this shocking performance?— Susan Hennessey (@Susan_Hennessey) May 1, 2019
While Barr was getting grilled by Senate Dems, he was getting roasted by folks on Twitter comparing the stammering Barr to some beloved—and not-so-beloved—pop culture figures. Here are 14 things Attorney General Bill Barr totally looks like, according to Twitter.
1. The villainous bear from Toy Story 3.
william barr looks like that evil bear from Toy Story 3 pic.twitter.com/8vAnn5z1KJ— Dont @ me (@ImPizzaT) May 1, 2019
2. The Baby from Dinosaurs.
"i'm the baby. gotta love me." pic.twitter.com/iUeexbCzsm— The Ultimate Worrier (@maggieserota) May 1, 2019
3. Steve Bannon after a major glow-up.
Barr looks like what would happen if Bannon were on Queer Eye pic.twitter.com/tuIT7IWwA8— Susannah Whittle (@susannahwhittle) March 25, 2019
William Barr looks like if Steve Bannon ate one vegetable a year.— bez (@Bez) April 5, 2019
4. Iggy Koopa.
5. An exhausted Elton John.
William Barr looks like what would happen if the Space Jam aliens came to Earth and took all of the talent and charisma out of Elton John. pic.twitter.com/kahVpfXFYa— Dan Wilbur (@DanWilbur) May 1, 2019
6. A real-life Berenstain Bears’ villain.
I can’t explain why this is true but William Barr looks like the villain in a live-action Berenstain Bears movie pic.twitter.com/LtE7HKbHiJ— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) April 18, 2019
13. Live-action Fred Flintstone.
I get distracted by how much Barr looks like a sad Fred Flintstone as played by John Goodman.— Ranchium & Co (@summerofsoaps) May 1, 2019
8. Jabba the Hutt.
Does anyone else think that Barr looks like Jabba the Hutt? pic.twitter.com/ChIjlSlWMU— aceoperative (@laelia51) May 1, 2019
9. Droopy Dog.
The more I see of him the more William Barr looks like Droopy to me. pic.twitter.com/xtP5tuKcWC— Tim Connell (@theconnellshow) May 1, 2019
10. Burgermeister Meisterburger.
Attorney General Barr looks like BurgerMeister MeisterBurger from Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer. Looks like he's about to outlaw toys in the US. pic.twitter.com/qBbTFjmZXU— Clayton Williams (@ClaytonjBloop) May 1, 2019
11. Or maybe the Heat Miser from a different Christmas special.
Bill Barr looks like Heatmiser pic.twitter.com/AyCIgdVxPt— Zach Roth (@zachRoth13) May 1, 2019
12. A gender-swapped Ursula.
Bill Barr looks like Ursula from Little Mermaid. pic.twitter.com/ZZi9hN1SSM— Stage Banter Guy Fieri (@TweeterReprise) May 1, 2019
13. And finally, a puppet.
Worth noting that all of these things are better than what Barr actually is—a corrupt Attorney General covering for a lawless president who seems pretty guilty of obstruction of justice, at the very least.