‘Can we make a quick U-Turn?’ Like a boss, AG Bill Barr stops motorcade to thank ‘Back the Blue’ supporters

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If you weren’t already convinced Attorney General Bill Barr is a boss by the way he handles agenda-driven Democratic lawmakers at sham congressional hearings, an incident Thursday involving “Back the Blue” supporters is sure to bring you around.

Department of Justice spokeswoman Kerri Kupec shared a video of Barr personally thanking a group of people showing their support for law enforcement in front of a police precinct in Virginia, having stopped his motorcade to do so.

“That time you’re driving in Virginia and the Attorney General spots a group of people in front of a police precinct showing their support for the police,” Kupec tweeted. “AG to FBI Detail: “Can we make a quick U-Turn? I want to jump out and thank those people.”

The crowd was thrilled over the decision and can be heard expressing their support.

“This is awesome!” one man said, as Barr greeted each person, another woman said, “We love you.”

Haters were quick to rail about Barr not having a mask ion, but social distancing was largely maintained, to include elbow bumps in place of handshakes.

One of the pro-police protesters can be heard complimenting the attorney general for his performance last week during a Democrat-led House Judiciary Committee clown show.

“You did wonderful on your testimony,” she said, as another woman chimed in to say, “Spectacular, I thought.”

The remarks drew a chuckle from Barr.

The hearing stood out for the obviously coached tactic by Democratic lawmakers of “reclaiming” their time to prevent Barr from getting a word in edgewise, and the calm demeanor and patience he displayed throughout the inquisition.

The pinnacle of the comedy came when Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., would not allow the Trump official to answer a question, only to accuse him of not wanting to give an answer.

At one point, when Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Colo., asked Barr a question “on penalty of perjury,” before refusing him an opportunity to answer, the attorney general put his foot down and said, “I’m going to answer the damn question!”

With law enforcement under siege in America following the death of George Floyd, and morale at a low point, the nation’s top cop came to their defense last month at a White House roundtable discussion with “stakeholders positively impacted by law enforcement.”

“First, let me say what an honor it is for me to serve under a President who is such a strong supporter of law enforcement,” he said. “I’ve said repeatedly that, to my mind, there is no more noble profession in our country than serving as a law enforcement officer. The police put their lives and well-being on the line every day for us, and their jobs have never been more difficult than it is today.”

Barr also spoke to “social ills” gripping this nation, not that the liberal media has any interest in reporting on challenges that seem to be over-represented in Democrat-run cities.

“Today, we suffer many unprecedented social ills: kids growing up without fathers; alienated young, angry men; gangs engaged in the most brutal kinds of violence; increasing mental illness and homelessness; and a drug epidemic inflicting casualties beyond anything that we’ve experienced in a major war; and an increase in sexual assaults and child exploitation,” he said. “You name it.”

And standing on the front lines of this moral decay are police officers.

“As other institutions fail and abdicate their responsibility, who is expected to stand their ground and pick up the pieces?  The police are,” Barr noted.

Here’s a quick sampling of some of the responses to the remarkable moment above from Twitter:

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