- The Washington Times - Friday, August 7, 2020

Attorney General William Barr stopped his motorcade to personally thank a group of pro-police demonstrators in Virginia Thursday night.

“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,” Mr. Barr’s spokeswoman, Kerri Kupec, tweeted.

According to Ms. Kupec, the attorney general asked his federal protective detail to make a U-turn so he could jump out of his vehicle and thank the demonstrators.

Ms. Kupec included a video that showed Mr. Barr doing a few elbow bumps with the protesters, posing for photos and telling them to “keep up the good work.”

Some of the demonstrators carried “Back the Blue” signs and the Thin Blue Line flag.

“This is awesome!” one of the demonstrators exclaimed in the video.

“You did wonderful on your testimony,” a woman holding an American flag told the attorney general. “It was spectacular, I thought.”

Mr. Barr testified last month before the House Judiciary Committee on a range of matters involving the Justice Department, including the federal response to the Defund the Police riots in Portland.

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