[177] I’m Just A Country Lawyer

Completion Date: 05 April 2019
Medium: Paint & ink on cardboard
Dimensions: 16 X 20 inches

‘I’m just a country lawyer, but . . .’’ attributed to Senator Sam Ervin, leader of the Watergate committee (1972-4). He used it to great effect to argue that people in government are not above the law, including newly re-elected President Nixon.

The line was used by Senator Richard Blumenthal in a speech 05 April 2019 addressing Attorney General Barr’s apparent reluctance to release the Mueller report on the basis of executive privilege.