Biden says Barr 'should' resign: 'He's lost the confidence of the American people'

Biden says Barr 'should' resign: 'He's lost the confidence of the American people'
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Former vice president and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden bemoans white supremacy in remarks at civil rights movement site Gun control: Campaigning vs. legislating Sunday shows - Guns dominate after Democratic debate MORE on Wednesday called for Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrSupreme Court comes to Trump's aid on immigration Words matter, except to Democrats, when it involves impeaching Trump Justice OIG completes probe on FBI surveillance of ex-Trump campaign aide MORE to resign, saying that he had lost the confidence of the American people. 

"I think he’s lost the confidence of the American people," Biden told a group of reporters who asked whether Barr should resign. "I think he should," he added, according to a video shared on Twitter.

Biden's campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.

Barr has faced sustained scrutiny from Democrats for his handling of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerFox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal MORE's report on his investigation into Russian interference and whether President TrumpDonald John TrumpHarris bashes Kavanaugh's 'sham' nomination process, calls for his impeachment after sexual misconduct allegation Celebrating 'Hispanic Heritage Month' in the Age of Trump Let's not play Charlie Brown to Iran's Lucy MORE obstructed justice.

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Several 2020 Democratic candidates called for him to resign after it was revealed that Mueller expressed frustration with how Barr initially summarized his investigation in a letter to Congress. Mueller said in a March 27 letter to Barr that the attorney general's memo failed to "fully capture the context, nature, and substance of this office’s work and conclusions." 

Barr has faced increasing scrutiny from Democrats since he sent his four-page summary to Congress in March on Mueller's report. The letter was widely lambasted by Democrats, who accused Barr of acting as Trump's personal attorney, rather than the American people's attorney general.

"Barr is a disgrace, and his alarming efforts to suppress the Mueller report show that he's not a credible head of federal law enforcement," Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenGun control: Campaigning vs. legislating Booker defends middle-ground health care approach: 'We're going to fight to get there' Democrats spar over electoral appeal of 'Medicare for All' MORE (D-Mass.), a fellow 2020 contender, tweeted. "He should resign—and based on the actual facts in the Mueller report, Congress should begin impeachment proceedings against the President."

A number of 2020 hopefuls, including Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisHarris bashes Kavanaugh's 'sham' nomination process, calls for his impeachment after sexual misconduct allegation Gun control: Campaigning vs. legislating Booker defends middle-ground health care approach: 'We're going to fight to get there' MORE (D-Calif.), Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerSunday shows - Guns dominate after Democratic debate Booker defends middle-ground health care approach: 'We're going to fight to get there' Sunday shows preview: Democratic candidates make the rounds after debate MORE (D-N.J.) and Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharSunday shows - Guns dominate after Democratic debate Klobuchar: Investigation into Kavanaugh 'a sham' Sunday shows preview: Democratic candidates make the rounds after debate MORE (D-Minn.) grilled the attorney general during his testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee on his handling of Mueller's report.

Harris and Booker, in addition to Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandAt debate, Warren and Buttigieg tap idealism of Obama, FDR Trump court pick sparks frustration for refusing to answer questions Klobuchar, Buttigieg find themselves accidentally flying to debate together MORE (N.Y.), former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro and former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeO'Rourke responds to Buttigieg's gun criticism: 'That calculation and fear is what got us here in the first place' Sunday shows - Guns dominate after Democratic debate O'Rourke says pushback to his mandatory gun buyback proposal shows Washington's 'screwed up priorities' MORE (D-Texas), have said Barr should resign.