A car crash involving the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), has delayed the testimony of Attorney General William Barr.
Today marks the first time that Barr has appeared before the Judiciary Committee. He’s reportedly taking an aggressive stance against House Democrats who likewise haven’t shied away from expressing their displeasure with him.
Per Fox News:
The accident, which involved Nadler’s car and another vehicle, took place while the congressman was on his way to the hearing, Nadler’s spokesperson said.
Nadler was not driving at the time, the spokesperson noted.
While he was not hurt, the accident will delay the start of the planned hearing that Nadler is set to preside over. It was originally scheduled for 10 a.m. ET, but is expected to be delayed by about 45 minutes.
Meanwhile, Barr is ready to go on the offensive, as a transcript of his prepared remarks, obtained by Fox News, show:
“Ever since I made it clear that I was going to do everything I could to get to the bottom of the grave abuses involved in the bogus Russiagate scandal, many of the Democrats on this committee have attempted to discredit me by conjuring up a narrative that I am simply the president’s factotum who disposes of criminal cases according to his instructions,” Barr is expected to say at the outset of his remarks. “Judging from the letter inviting me to this hearing, that appears to be your agenda today.”