UPDATED 5:30 PM PT — Thursday, June 4, 2020
House Democrats are hoping to appoint another special prosecutor to investigate President Trump over the latest riots in Washington. Around 80 Democrats cosigned a letter to the Justice Department on Thursday, which requested a probe into the president’s handling of rioters and looters outside of the White House.
AG bill barr is out of control and reportedly ordered the tear-gassing of protestors. Today I joined @davidcicilline and 82 of my colleagues calling for a Special Counsel to look at barr’s role in the chilling attack on Americans. pic.twitter.com/9GxuT3eln6
— Bill Pascrell, Jr. (@BillPascrell) June 4, 2020
Congressmen David Cicilline and Bill Pascrell Jr. claimed the police used tear gas to break up what they called peaceful protests. Officials have confirmed no tear gas was used against non-violent protesters.
According to Attorney General William Barr, far-left groups were inciting the violence, which triggered a police response.
“There were projectiles being thrown, and the group was becoming increasingly unruly,” he stated. “They were asked three times if they would move back one block, they refused.”
Democrats have called for Barr to resign as they continue to try and blame President Trump and his administration for the latest tensions.