How Debra Messing, Rex Chapman and Others Reacted to Bill Barr Resigning

Attorney General William Barr has resigned from his position at the White House after clashing with President Donald Trump over the 2020 election in a move that prompted a huge reaction on Twitter.

Many celebrities and political commentators have reacted to the news, with several famous faces sharing their thoughts on the social media platform.

Trump tweeted Barr's resignation letter on Monday afternoon to confirm that his last day at the Justice Department would be December 23.

"I am greatly honored that you called on me to serve your Administration and the American people once again as Attorney General. I am proud to have played a role in the many successes and unprecedented achievements you have delivered for the American people. Your record is all the more historic because you accomplished it in the face of relentless, implacable resistance," Barr wrote.

Attorney General William Barr Has Resigned
U.S. Attorney General William Barr listens during a discussion with State Attorneys General on Protecting Consumers from Social Media Abuses in the Cabinet Room of the White House on September 23, 2020 in Washington, DC. Barr's resignation has been met with praise and criticism. Oliver Contreras-Pool/Getty Images

The announcement comes following Barr's declaration that the Justice Department found no evidence of widespread fraud at the 2020 presidential election.

Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen is set to become the acting attorney general, with Richard Donoghue now filling the deputy position.

"#BillBarr was #Trump's FIXER," actress Debra Messing tweeted.

"THEN Barr announced after an investigation, that there was NO widespread FRAUD in the 2020 election," the Will and Grace star added. "NONE. No evidence. NOTHING. THUS Bill Barr is OUT."

#BillBarr was #Trump's FIXER.

THEN Barr announced after an investigation, that there was NO widespread FRAUD in the 2020 election.

NONE. No evidence. NOTHING.

THUS Bill Barr is OUT. https://t.co/Ko0R2CaoV1

— Debra Messing✍🏻 (@DebraMessing) December 14, 2020

While former professional basketball player and social media influencer Rex Chapman said he wants "Barr investigated to the fullest extent of the law."

I want Bill Barr investigated to the fullest extent of the law.

Mostly for the deal he cut with Purdue Pharma. But also for how he’s done Trump’s bidding at every damn turn.

I’ll never be not pissed this liar was confirmed... https://t.co/uLmIUZ3ogK

— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) December 14, 2020

In another tweet he added: "It's weird how Bill Barr's resignation letter can say he's leaving — while at the same time making clear his lips will always be attached to Trump's a**."

It’s weird how Bill Barr’s resignation letter can say he’s leaving — while at the same time making clear his lips will always be attached to Trump’s ass.

— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) December 14, 2020

Chapman also compared Barr to an official escaping onto a lifeboat during the sinking of the Titanic and shared a clip from the movie.

Bill Barr... pic.twitter.com/LKZJ1IwzTM

— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) December 14, 2020

Author Don Winslow questioned whether Barr actually resigned or if he was fired, joking: "If Bill Barr resigned, I am six foot with a full head of hair."

If Bill Barr resigned, I am six foot with a full head of hair.

— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) December 14, 2020

TV writer Bryan Behar added: "Americans getting vaccinated, Biden wins the electoral college, and Bill Barr resigns. All the same day. Maybe I do believe in Hanukkah miracles."

Americans getting vaccinated, Biden wins the electoral college, and Bill Barr resigns. All the same day.

Maybe I do believe in Hanukkah miracles.

— Bryan Behar (@bryanbehar) December 15, 2020

Comedian John Fugelsang had some harsh words for Barr, retweeting a poem about the shooting of Jacob Blake.

History will record
that Bill Barr
defended the cop
who shot Jacob Blake 7 times,
in front of Blake's kids,
because said cop
was being threatened
by Jacob Blake's back.

— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) September 2, 2020

In a newer tweet, he added: "Bill Barr has covered up more s*** than Cat Litter."

Bill Barr has covered up more shit than Cat Litter.

— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) December 14, 2020

Billy Baldwin suggested that Barack Obama could replace Barr as Attorney General in Joe Biden's administration, tweeting: "Hey... Obama's available!!"

Hey... Obama’s available!! 🤪 https://t.co/4J97VJYT8S

— Billy Baldwin (@BillyBaldwin) December 14, 2020

Founder of the Dem Coalition Scott Dworkin also tweeted that Barr was possibly fired, writing: "Let's be real. Barr was fired. And then likely forced to sign that weird resignation letter/love letter to Trump."

Let’s be real. Barr was fired. And then likely forced to sign that weird resignation letter/love letter to Trump.

— Scott Dworkin (@funder) December 15, 2020