I suspect Barr knew what he was getting into. It’s the first time someone actually said “enough” and stood his ground. The voters who matter, the ones who could go either way, tend to respect that. He also seems to have infused some backbone into President Trump, who’d been poorly advised to try to be reasonable with the haters in both political parties.
“I suspect Barr knew what he was getting into.”
And on Wednesday Barr reminded them what he had said in his confirmation hearings, i.e., “I won’t be bullied.” Love it!