Sometimes when I watch the self-righteous left during congressional hearings, I get angry at how rude and disrespectful some members can be to their guests. But after watching the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday and the behavior exhibited by Democrats towards U.S. Attorney General William Barr, I've become as much concerned as angry about just what it is they are attempting to accomplish.

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The left has become unhinged by Barr's efforts to restore calm to the streets of America's cities while protecting federal buildings that are owned and maintained by the public. Democrats use words such as "invasion" to describe the deployment of federal law enforcement to quell more than 60 days of violent riots aimed at destroying a federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon.

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The Democrats refer to the radical militants who have perpetuated the violence as "peaceful demonstrators." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) has referred to the federal officers as "storm troopers," and committee chair Rep. Gerald Nadler (D-New York) said reports of riots in Portland are "myths."

Riotous mobs engage with police in communities all over the country on almost a nightly basis, and yet the anarchy receives little if any media coverage. In the last week alone, there have been engagements in Tempa, Arizona; Richmond, Virginia; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Providence, Rhode Island; Austin, Texas; Oakland, California; Portland, Oregon; Seattle, Washington; and Washington, D.C., to name a few. How much of this have you seen on television?

By attempting to discredit Barr for his handling of the violence, the Democrats and the media are hoping to shunt the impact of Barr's investigation into corruption involving the illegal investigation into candidate Trump. They are fearful of what Barr's investigation might reveal so they attempt instead to assassinate his character.

The Democrats and the media want you to believe that Trump is a dictator and Barr is his goon so that you will vote for Joe Biden in November. They believe that if Trump is gone, the investigation will end and they will be safe forevermore. They just may be right about that.

Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at barry@wbsm.com and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

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