Barr to condemn rioting at much-anticipated House hearing

FILE - In this July 15, 2020, file photo attorney General William Barr participates in a law enforcement briefing on the MS-13 gang with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Barr is scheduled to appear for the first time before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, July 28. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr’s congressional hearing has been delayed because the committee’s chairman, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, was involved in a minor car accident on the drive down from New York. Nadler’s office says he was not injured Tuesday. The 10 a.m. hearing has been pushed back 45 minutes. Barr will be defending the aggressive federal law enforcement response to civil unrest in America. He’ll say in his opening statement at the House Judiciary Committee hearing that “violent rioters and anarchists have hijacked legitimate protests” ostensibly linked to George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police. Barr will say the violence in Portland, Oregon, and other cities is disconnected from Floyd’s death.