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Who Raised the Barr?

All eyes were on U.S. Attorney General William Barr’s Senate hearing last week, but President Trump’s 2020 challengers’ focus on Barr varied widely on Twitter. Sen. Kamala Harris mentioned him 16 times on Twitter, while others like former Vice President Joe Biden did not mention Barr at all.

U.S. Attorney General William Barr has been at the center of the Mueller report aftermath due to controversy over the way he has handled its release.

Some of the 2020 presidential candidates’ Twitter feeds were focused on Barr and the Mueller investigation, perhaps highlighting a campaign strategy going forward. But other candidates were tight-lipped on the topic.

Two Democratic candidates from California—Sen. Kamala Harris and Rep. Eric Swalwell—tweeted the most about Barr, with 16 and 15 mentions, respectively. But five of the 22 confirmed candidates—including former technology executive Andrew Yang and former Vice President Joe Biden—did not mention Barr at all.