#SheGotItRight trends as Pramila Jayapal tears into William Barr over BLM protests: 'She's on fire'
Twitter users started the #SheGotItRight trend for Jayapal after she lashed out at the Attorney General for the way he handled protests in the country
As the country inches towards the Presidential elections, the situation is only getting messier for the current President and his administration. While Trump is always in the news and at least on one Twitter trend, this time one of his administrators seems to be bearing the brunt on behalf of the government. According to our earlier report, Attorney General William Barr faced the House Democrats at a contentious hearing on July 28. From handling protests and protesters across the states to favoring close friends of President Donald Trump – the Democrats did not leave any opportunity to scrutinize and question Barr.
One such Democrat was Rep Pramila Jayapal of Washington who, without mincing any words, quite straightforwardly asked Barr why there was a difference in the federal government's response towards White protesters in Michigan who advocated violence against the Michigan governor, according to a CNN report. The report quotes Jayapal as saying, "There is a real discrepancy in how you react as the Attorney General, the top cop in this country, when White men with swastikas storm a government building with guns, there is no need for the President to 'activate' you, because they're getting the President's personal agenda done," Jayapal said.
She continued by stating that when Black people or people of color protest police brutality and systemic racism, and against the President's "lack of response to those critical issues", they are forcibly removed by armed federal officers because the President considers them "terrorists".
The Twitter handle @ReallyAmerican1 posted a video of Jayapal's claims juxtaposed with footage backing those claims and asked people to retweet the trend if they agreed #SheGotItRight. Twitter had a field day, as appreciation for Jayapal poured in with #SheGotItRight. A member was happy that she "schooled" Barr. Some lauded for doing an "outstanding job".
One user wrote, "Raise your hands, toes, fingers, and feet if you believe @RepJayapal was on fire today." Another concurred saying, "This is why you elect Democratic women." A user added, "A big round of applause is in order for @RepJayapal who absolutely owned Trump’s personal consigliere today." Others rallied behind the demand that more women should be in leadership positions.
"Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) told Bill Barr to his face that he's working for Donald Trump instead of for the American people. She got it right!" read one tweet.
Another said, "Rep Jayapal dropped the truth today like a ton of bricks!"
During the session, there was another moment when things got heated up between Jayapal and Barr. And she even said, "I am starting to lose my temper," according to Real Clear Politics. This was a part of the conversation on the topic of handling the protests and Jayapal alleged that Barr directed federal officers "to close in on the protesters and to use shields offensively as weapons, tear gas, pepper balls, irritants, explosive devices, batons, and horses to clear the area just so the President could get a photo op."
According to the website she posed a question at Barr saying, "Do you think the response at Lafayette Square to tear gas, pepper spray, and beat protesters and injure American citizens who were just simply exercising their First Amendment rights was appropriate?" Barr’s answer to that was, "Well, first, to my understanding, ... no tear gas was used." She asked him to just answer her question.
Barr tried to explain by saying, "I don't accept your characterization of what happened. But, as I explained, the effort there…" And, that’s when Jayapal made the comment about losing her temper and said, "According to sworn testimony before the House Natural Resources Committee by Army National Guard Officer Adam DeMarco, who was there, this was "an unprovoked escalation and excessive use of force against peaceful protesters".
More support poured in for Jayapal. One user wrote, “Knowing how much Trump hates Women, and knowing his boy Barr got BLASTED by Rep Pramila Jayapal today, I know for a FACT he will HATE seeing #SheGotItRight trending in the morning.” Another wrote: "Pramila Jayapal went for the jugular in Barr hearing today. Makes me so happy @RepJayapal didn’t bring a knife to a gun fight."