Attorney General William Barr directed his FBI detail to make a U-Turn as it drove by a pro-police rally, he stopped to say hello and thank the rally-goers who were showing support for law enforcement, according to The Daily Caller.
According to Kerri Kupec, Barr’s spokeswoman and the Justice Department’s director of communications and public affairs, the attorney general saw some men and women out holding flags and signs supporting police and decided to pay them a personal visit.
“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 Thursday evening. “AG to FBI Detail: ‘Can we make a quick U-Turn? I want to jump out and thank those people.’ Watch! #SoundOn.”
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.
AG to FBI Detail: “Can we make a quick U-Turn? I want to jump out and thank those people.”
— Kerri Kupec DOJ (@KerriKupecDOJ) August 7, 2020
In the video, Barr can be seen elbow-bumping his way through the group of rally goers, thanking them for supporting their local police.
“This is awesome!” One of them responded as another added, “Keep up the good work!”
Barr was praised for his recent performance in front of the House Judiciary Committee on a range of matters, including the federal response to the Defund the Police riots in Portland.
“You did wonderful on your testimony,” one woman said, “It was spectacular, I thought.”
Barr was clearly amused by her assessment, and went on to pose for a photo with the group before he went on his way.