From Joseph T:
This has nothing to do directly with your column, but I was so irritated at this I had to write. Yesterday I saw a picture of a fool of a gray-haired, worn-out representative from Tennessee eating chicken in a hearing room that I believe to be in the Capitol building. He was trying, somehow, to disgrace AG Barr, I guess, but as far as I am concerned he only disgraced himself, his office, the Democrat party and the halls of the Capitol building.
Now, I know there are places designated for eating in that building, but where he was eating wasn't one of them. Then he had the audacity to hold up a statue of a chicken and call Barr a chicken. The representative from Tennessee...not only disgraced himself, but also his constituents of that wonderful state. He should be ashamed. I am ashamed of him.
I am not from Tennessee, but if I were, I would do all in my power to make sure this was his last term. I would do all I could to get everyone to vote against him. Cheap, theatrical, pompous foolish behavior from what is supposed to be an adult.
From the Gov:
I’m not sure that at this point it’s even possible to disgrace the Democrat party, in that it’s already about as disgraced as it can be. “True to form” is what I would call this juvenile stunt, which was carried out by the eminent REP. STEVE COHEN (mental age 4 ½) of Tennessee.
The irony here is that AG Bill Barr is probably the person who is LEAST afraid by these proceedings. He is so far ahead of those jokers in the hearing room, it’s entertaining to see the almost-undetectable flicker of amusement appear once in a while on his otherwise poker face. He is the epitome of self-assuredness and poise. It’s really the Democrats who are scared out of their ever-lovin’ minds because of what they know is going to come out, and they’re projecting their own fear onto Barr. It’s why they resort to childish stunts such as this one.
I ran your letter past Miss Mannerly, and she agrees with you that the “chicken” bit laid a big egg. She also said it’s extremely rude to eat chicken in the hearing room unless one brings enough for everybody.
Thanks for writing! I agree 100 percent.