A fiery exchange during Tuesday\u0026#039;s House Judiciary Committee hearing between Rep. Pramila Jayapal and Attorney General William Barr over the Justice Department\u0026#039;s differing responses to recent Black Lives Matter and armed right-wing protests earlier this year earned the Washington Democrat praise for taking on the nation\u0026#039;s top law enforcement officer.\u0022This is how it\u0026#039;s done,\u0022 tweeted advocacy group Public Citizen of the back and forth.Stop what you\u0026#039;re doing right now and watch @RepJayapal tear down William Barr. This is how it\u0026#039;s done. pic.twitter.com/iaV93Q5vKF— Public Citizen (@Public_Citizen) July 28, 2020Jayapal termed Barr\u0026#039;s \u0022aggressive approach to Black Lives Matter protesters\u0022 a distinct contrast to how the Justice Department is handling \u0022right-wing extremists threatening to lynch a governor\u0022—a reference to demonstrators in Michigan this May who threatened to hang Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat.“Mr. Barr... I’m starting to lose my temper.”— @PramilaJayapalRepresentative Pramila Jayapal speaks for me! pic.twitter.com/BtY3gcYHHX— John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) July 28, 2020The congresswoman, who serves as the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, also\u0026nbsp;hammered Barr on the lack of a federal response to right-wing protests in Michigan where armed right-wing extremists stormed the state capitol.\u0026nbsp;\u0022When white men with swastikas storm a government building with guns, there is no need for the president to \u0026#039;activate\u0026#039; you, because they\u0026#039;re getting the president\u0026#039;s personal agenda done,\u0022 said Jayapal. \u0022But when black people and people of color protest police brutality, systemic racism, and the president\u0026#039;s very own lack of response to those critical issues, then you forcibly remove them with armed federal officers [and] pepper bombs because they are considered terrorists by the president.\u0022Barr attempted to push back, claiming that the protests were not near a federal building and thus not under his authority—perhaps forgetting that the demonstrations in Michigan were, as\u0026nbsp;Politico\u0026#039;s Zack Stanton noted, around \u0022100 yards away from the Chamberlain Federal Building.\u0022Just noting: the Michigan gun-toting Michigan protests that Rep. Jayapal referenced — and which AG Barr said didn\u0026#039;t fall under under his authority — happened ~100 yards away from the Chamberlain Federal Building/courthouse in Lansing. https://t.co/8pB8KXyJSi— Zack Stanton (@zackstanton) July 28, 2020Progressives welcomed the harsh tone from Jayapal against Barr, whose tenure atop the Justice Department has been criticized repeatedly for kowtowing to the whims of the president.\u0026nbsp;\u0022Jayapal just went hard as hell,\u0022 tweeted journalist Ahmed Baba.