Neal Katyal On A.G. Barr’s Testimony About Affordable Care Act | The Last Word | MSNBC

Neal Katyal On A.G. Barr’s Testimony About Affordable Care Act | The Last Word | MSNBC 1

Neal Katyal tells Lawrence O’Donnell that Attorney General Barr’s testimony that he would not reverse his challenge to the Affordable Care Act in the middle of a pandemic is a “total dereliction of principle” and criticizes Barr for invoking his own children: “How dare he analogize his two children to the millions of Americans who are living paycheck to paycheck with pre-existing conditions.”. Aired on 7/28/2020.
» Subscribe to MSNBC:

MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of politics headlines, as well as commentary and informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, Meet the Press Daily, The Beat with Ari Melber, Deadline: White House with Nicolle Wallace, Hardball, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more.

Connect with MSNBC Online
Subscribe to MSNBC Newsletter:
Find MSNBC on Facebook:
Follow MSNBC on Twitter:
Follow MSNBC on Instagram:

Neal Katyal On A.G. Barr’s Testimony About Affordable Care Act | The Last Word | MSNBC

72 Comments on "Neal Katyal On A.G. Barr’s Testimony About Affordable Care Act | The Last Word | MSNBC"

  1. The Insane Shecklador | July 29, 2020 at 12:44 AM | Reply

    The smirk on Barr’s face at the end of that clip says it all.

  2. Bill Barr is corrupt to the core.

  3. *Trump has found his Roy Cohn.*

    • You know the original Roy Cohn WAS his lawyer and taught him this.

    • kenneth humpf | July 29, 2020 at 5:37 PM | Reply

      Also there was a News Week article about how Bill Barr basically replaced Michael Cohen as Trump’s fixer.

      I do not have much sympathy for Michael Cohen but that was just another dirty trick attempted by Barr & Trump.

      I am glad the Judge intervened & called out Barr on his lack of integrity as an AG. In fact the Judge said “I have never seen anything like this in all his/her (?) years as a Judge.”

      Barr & Trump were attempting to steal Cohen’s First Amendment Rights.




    • @Carol and worse….Cohn encouraged him to run for President waaay back when. So whatever Cohn was, THAT is what is running the presidential show behind the scenes. And whatever that is, they are our enemy.

  4. Bunker Baby dRumph | July 29, 2020 at 1:11 AM | Reply

    We need Universal Health Care more than ever with this tRump Virus still running amok & rampant!

  5. Atgolf Twitler has his own Himmler in the sanctimonious SOB Barr.

    Trump could be not have got away with half of what he’s done and intends to do without enablers in Barr, Pompeo and the overwhelming majority of Republicans. Vote 🌊across the board your life, America and the economy literally depends on it.

  6. I think Trump (Putin) is trying to cause as much damage as possible.

    • @H Browning Yes Freedom isn’t Free, from a person with a long history of family Military Service. As New Hampshire says, “Live Free or Die”.

    • @Charlie Right Charlie, that is both the Russian and Republican strategy — get people disgusted with government so they stay away from the voting polls instead of taking care of their on best interests.

    • @L D , or as my ordinarily sweet grandma used to say “Faciste, I spit on the floor.”

    • Ya think? You’ve just come to realize this after nearly four years? Have you been living beneath a rock?

    • CharWV You ASSume this is a new realization, emphasis on don’t be an *ss.

  7. Bjarke Stemann | July 29, 2020 at 1:48 AM | Reply

    He goes from playing compassionate to clearcut hate within a blink of an eye

  8. Wilberta Berry | July 29, 2020 at 1:49 AM | Reply

    Neal’s, 20 million dollar daddy was priceless and so true. Barr’s cancer ridden 2 children never had to rely on Saint Jude’s Hospital, the Shriners Hospital or anything like the ACA to help them fight cancer because his net worth is 20 million dollars. However, his money does not help the public at large. Does he think that other people’s children don’t have the right to live because they are poor and can’t afford the kind of health insurance he has? Barr is such a cold callous excuse for a human being, forget about AG. He’s not worthy of being human.

    • Wilberta Berry
      That is the exact reason Trump made him his attorney general. Hopefully Trump, Barr, and a few more of the henchmen of this so called traitors administration will face what Michael Cohen has but with more severe consequences.

    • POTUS-45-is-Garbage | July 29, 2020 at 10:02 AM | Reply

      I don’t want to shock you too much, but the answer to your question is yes. The politicians in the Republican Party really really hate poor people. I don’t know why this is such a mind blowing concept for so many Americans but it’s not an overstatement when the left says republicans don’t care about the average American. The fact is they don’t. The reason they are so unable to enact any kind of policy changes that are helpful is because that’s not what they want. All they want is to be in power, do whatever they can to eliminate as many poor people as possible, and cut taxes for themselves. That is literally the only thing they care about: not paying taxes for themselves and their rich white friends.

    • @POTUS-45-is-Garbage Just shows you CAN fool some of the people ALL of the time. How else can you explain these rabid Trump* supporters. There was a panel of 6 Trump* voters on “Pulse of the people” the other day. Three said they wd no longer vote for him in 2020, the other 3 were going to. Of the 3 pro-Trumpers, one was an African American man, and the most fanatical was a Latina, who was in the Latinos for Trump society. They just don’t get what you have so clearly laid out, that Trump*/GOP is not going to do anything for them. That is deluding yourself beyond sanity, imo.

    • How did Barr make his $20 million is what I’m wondering? Graft and corruption must be two reasons. I’m sure he’s had clients pay plenty for his service.

  9. When the AG just lies and avoids real answers, he gives every criminal on trial an excuse to do the same.

    • MVVpro
      You have to remember Barr has his master devil for protection unlike the citizens in this country. It won’t always be this way, ugly or pleasant, Trump and his minions will one day exit the people’s house and will have to come off the porch.

  10. Bill Robbins | July 29, 2020 at 1:58 AM | Reply

    Barr does not care about the american people or their families!

    • @toasteh well… thank you for the confirmation that you came here with not arguments if not “Nationalism” (Hitler was a nationalist as Mussolini… as is Maduro, Erdogan, Orban, Kim Jong-un…. Trump is in good company) and nothing else. Just a nothing but want to know about others ideas… sad.

    • @toasteh PERSON WOMAN MAN CAMERA TV… that s explain you idol/guru/daddy.

    • Miller Joseph | July 29, 2020 at 2:11 PM | Reply

      @toasteh nationalist? he’s a nazi pal!

    • @toasteh instead that speaking about Trump you use the slimy tactic of ” what about” just so you do not address the topic in question. Cunning.

    • @Walter Bo Its called making a comparison/paralells you dimwit. Jesus christ the level of IQ in the replies I get must sit around 80…are you all children?

  11. Neal Katyal is the angel of death; AG Barr should be very afraid!

  12. William Zame | July 29, 2020 at 2:49 AM | Reply

    The President may be immune from prosecution while in office, but the Attorney General is not. There is no need to impeach him before indicting him. Perjury is a felony.

    • I’m sick and tired of this “We’re too special to be indicted” routine, myself. And cheaply exploiting his kids doesn’t make me like him any better, as he is quite happy to see ill children from poor families succumb, not to their illnesses, but because of his blatant corruption.

  13. NOT being covered by ABC CBS NBC. The American Television Media is doing nothing to keep the American Public informed about all the things the GOP is doing to harm them!

  14. I agree with Neal save for one caveat – “a total dereliction of principle” inaccurately implies that Consigliere Barr once had those.

    • TheMaryam1891 | July 29, 2020 at 10:04 AM | Reply

      Money and power at least since serving as GWB Federalist fixer. Testifying before Congress now 3 times at least. How many $100,000 lies has he testifed.

  15. Barrel has 2 children that are cancer survivor’s. He should be ashamed of himself holding up his children for whatever reason when his priviledged life doesn’t put him in the same league as the common man. Disgusting.

  16. Neal Katyal is so clear and concise. He’s awesome

  17. Barr is really the creepiest creature out there, including Trump.

    • @T. R. Campbell fake news, watch the videos of the confirmation

    • william henderson | July 29, 2020 at 3:06 PM | Reply

      very false. A-holes like you also ridiculed Nick Sandmann and said he was a racist with his smirk. Well guess what, Mr. Sandmann has received a mountain of $$$ from CNN and the Washington Post who claimed Sandmann was a racist and said his smirk was racist.

    • T. R. Campbell | July 29, 2020 at 3:40 PM | Reply

      Walter Bo It was confirmed by a bi-partisan vote.

    • Richard Alexander | July 29, 2020 at 5:06 PM | Reply

      @william henderson A-holes like Barr spend time in prison.

    • mark kimbrell | July 29, 2020 at 10:57 PM | Reply

      @T. R. Campbell barr is a traitor to u and the usa

  18. Barr doing whatever master Trump wants… Under Trump’s thumb…

  19. Robert Alker | July 29, 2020 at 3:43 AM | Reply

    Bill Barr is so toxic that he gave his kids cancer.

    • I don’t like Barr or Trump but leave his kids out of it that’s crossing the line especially if they had cancer, there not responsible for Barr

    • Barr is the worst but his children are innocent I can’t imagine how horrible it is to have that happen to anyone. When they go low you go high regardless of how terrible a person is.

    • Bernadette Joseph | July 29, 2020 at 11:51 AM | Reply


    • A lot of diseases can be connected to the kind of family one has.

  20. Wow the Look of Smugness is Disturbing and Barr’s Fred Flintstone who ate the kids Smile was Completely Wrong..!

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.