On Wednesday, Donald Trump complained that Attorney General Bill Barr had refused to be impeached for attempting to help him sway the 2020 election.
As per Salon, Trump began by criticizing inquiries into his family’s business and a failed coup attempt, but then switched gears to criticize a Cabinet official after threatening to resign if the investigations persisted.
Trump addressed Barr’s failure to pursue bogus claims made by the former president and his friends that he was robbed of victory in the 2020 presidential election as a result of a massive Democratic plot in an appearance on Fox News host Sean Hannity’s show on Wednesday.
“I just don’t think the people of this country are going to take it,” he said. “Look, we also had a chance, but Bill Barr, the attorney general, didn’t want to be impeached.”
“He didn’t want to get impeached. How do you not get impeached? You just sit back and relax and wait out for your term to end — and that’s what he did. And it was a sad thing and a sad day for our country,” he said.
“But you know what had Bill Barr the courage, a lot of this could have been taken care of,” Trump argued.
“I said, ‘Look, get impeached. I went up a lot in the polls when I got impeached. You have to get impeached, maybe.’ But he was so afraid of getting impeached he refused to do his job,” Trump said.