Chris Wallace: Barr heard ‘shame’ on Democrats: ‘I just wanted to turn him on’

Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) Wallace The Memo: Trump’s real goal is the legitimacy of the election. Trump is too small and too late. called a recent Capitol Hill hearing with the Attorney General William BarrBill BarrGOP lawmakers comply with Pelosi’s mask mandate for House of Representatives FBI officials withheld copies of Russia’s investigative documents for fear of Trump interference: the Book Appeals Court will re-judge the case for Flynn’s charges MORE “shameful,” with “Fox News Sunday” adding that Democrats “just wanted to turn him on” during a network podcast interview on Friday.

“I thought Barr’s hearing, which I took a little more seriously, was an embarrassment,” Wallace told the “Fox News Rundown” podcast. “I’m not saying I agree, but I understand the reasons Democrats really don’t like it and I feel like Barr has become the political henchman.”

“They just wanted to excoriate him,” added Wallace.

The hearings included several fiery exchanges, including the President of the House Judiciary Committee Jerry nadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerApple Releases Hillicon Valley Q3 Explosion: House panel questions technology CEOs during highly anticipated antitrust hearing | TikTok will make the code public as it rejects ‘disinformation’ | House Intel panel expands access to evidence of foreign disinformation Nadler accuses Apple of profiting during pandemic MORE (DN.Y.), who was involved in a minor car accident that delayed the start of the hearing, denying Barr a lunch break.

“Mr. President, could we take a five minute break?” Barr asked Nadler.

“No,” replied Nadler.

“I waited 45 [minutes], an hour for you this morning, I have not had lunch. I’d like to take a five-minute break, ”said Barr.

“Sir. Attorney General, we’re almost done. We’re going to be done in a few minutes. We can certainly take a break, butNadler said.

“You are a true class act,” Barr injected.

Wallace also questioned why President TrumpDonald John Trump Trump campaign cancels purchase of ads to review messaging strategy: Nunes report declines to respond if it received information from Ukraine lawmaker meant to harm Biden poll: plurality of ‘Generation Z’ voters says who see more Trump political announcements than Biden MORE He suggested that the November presidential election be delayed due to his concerns about voting by mail.

Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump campaign cancels ad purchase to overhaul messaging strategy: Nunes report refuses to respond if it received information from Ukraine lawmaker intended to harm Biden poll: ‘Generation Z’ plurality of voters says who see more Trump political announcements than Biden MORE in April he said: “I bet President Trump is going to try to find a way to delay the election,” Wallace recalled, referring to the alleged Democratic presidential candidate.

“And the president came back that same month and said, ‘No, I haven’t even thought about it. Tell Joe he can rest easy,'” Wallace said. “I promise you that those clips will be played. I just don’t understand why the President would want to stoke this fire.”

The Trump campaign had previously described Biden’s speculation that Trump wanted to delay the election as “incoherent ramblings of the conspiracy theory of a lost candidate who is out of touch with reality.”

The president said Thursday that he only broached the idea of ​​getting “LameStream Media” to talk about what he described as “dangerous universal mail in the vote.”

“I’m glad that I was able to get the very dishonest LameStream media outlets to finally start talking about the RISKS to our Democracy from the dangerous Universal Mail Voting (not the Absence Voting, which I totally support!” Trump tweeted to his more than 85 million followers

Several senior Republicans rejected the idea of ​​delaying elections on Thursday, including the minority leader of the House. Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthy Republican lawmakers meet Pelosi’s mask mandate for the House of Representatives. The memorandum: Trump’s real goal is the legitimacy of the elections. (California) and the senator Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioHillicon Valley: Trump Raises Idea of ​​Delaying Elections, Faces Rapid Bipartisan Backlash | Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google publish earnings reports | Senators Call on Justice Department to Investigate TikTok, Zoom On The Money: GDP Shrinks by Record Amount in Second Quarter Amid Virus Blocks | Unemployment claims increase for second consecutive week | McConnell begins to fight for Shaheen unemployment benefits, Chabot calls for action on new round of PPP loans MORE (Fla.)

“We have never had an election in the history of federal elections, and we must continue our election,” McCarthy said Thursday.