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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

GOP Fury: Garland under Fire over Political Vendetta against Trump

'Joe Biden and Merrick Garland are using our justice system to run a politically motivated prosecution of President Trump...'

(Luis CornelioHeadline USA) Prominent Republican members of Congress have launched scathing responses to Attorney General Merrick Garland, criticizing the Department of Justice’s decision to indict former President Donald Trump and condemning it as a politically motivated vendetta.

The GOP figures expressed their dissent in unison on Twitter, denouncing Garland’s actions as setting a dangerous precedent. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas., shared an interview with Newsmax where he blasted Garland’s double standard and accused the embattled attorney general of prosecuting Trump “because he hates him.”

Another Republican, Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., echoed Cruz’s assessment, stating, “Merrick Garland is cherry picking who his DOJ prosecutes. Two set of rules. Two tiers of justice.”

Adding to the chorus of criticism, Sen. Hill Hagerty, also from Tennesse, ripped the Department of Justice for “criminally” charging Biden’s political rival while withholding evidence regarding an alleged bribery scheme involving President Joe Biden, during his time as Obama’s vice president.

GOP members in the House of Representatives did not shy away from commenting as they accused Garland of weaponizing the DOJ against a political opponent. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., blasted Garland, stating, “Joe Biden and Merrick Garland are using our justice system to run a politically motivated prosecution of President Trump. The lengths the Swamp has gone to try to block President Trump’s re-election…”

Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., shared an interview with OANN where he voiced his constituents’ concerns “about how the Biden DOJ has unfairly targeted President Trump.” Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., a staunch Trump supporter, backed Biggs comments, saying, “Joe Biden weaponized his DOJ to indict President Trump the SAME DAY the FBI was forced by Congress to turn over damning allegations regarding Biden’s corruption.”

The rift between Trump and Garland dates back to 2016 when Senate Republicans thwarted Obama’s nomination to be a Supreme Court justice. Following his victory in the 2016 election against Hillary Clinton, Trump withdrew Garland’s nomination and instead appointed Neil Gorsuch.

Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., celebrated the fact that Garland is not in the Supreme Court, saying, “Every day Merrick Garland isn’t on the SCOTUS is a good day for America.”

Republicans also blasted the DOJ’s apparent protection of Clinton, Trump’s 2016 opponent, who mishandled classified information. Rep. Beth Van Duyne, R-Texas, called out the double standard, saying, “Hillary should have been indicted 10,000 times over. Biden had documents all over the eastern seaboard before he was.” 

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