Tuesday, May 28, 2024

House Republicans Pick the Right Fight in Looming Showdown with Merrick Garland

This is the worst that we’ve seen from the federal government in many years.

While both George W. Bush and Barack Obama politicized the Justice Department at times to target political opponents such as Chris Christie, Don Siegelman, and others, current Attorney General Merrick Garland has weaponized the federal government against Joe Biden’s political enemies in a way that has not been seen in this country before. Garland has led a Justice Department that has pursued absurd sentences for minor offenders on January 6th, targeted pro-life activists, and even refused to prosecute violent left-wing activists trying to intimidate Supreme Court justices by protesting at their homes.

In doing so, Garland has destroyed the confidence of many Americans in the credibility and fairness of the law in the United States.

This is why the Republican House was smart to stand their ground on the critically important release of the audio tapes from Biden’s interviews with Special Prosecutor Robert Hur. Joe Biden is not fit for office, and the current president has had many embarrassing cognitive failings over the last three years that show the corrupt leader should not be running the most powerful country in the world. Biden has recently claimed to have spoke to 2 deceased former European prime ministers, and he also couldn’t remember the year his son died or when he served as Vice President when US attorney Hur recently interviewed him.

Republican congressmen James Comer and Jim Jordan have led the effort to hold the corrupt Justice Department accountable, and these leaders are the ones who are spearheading the effort to subpoena the audio from Biden’s recent interviews. These audio tapes are important for multiple reasons. Biden conducted the interview with Hur for 5 hours over 2 days, and the special prosecutor interviewed Biden with other people who have not been named in the room. House Republicans subpoenaed the transcript and audio tape several weeks ago, but the Justice Department has refused to release the audio tape.

Garland is clearly hiding something.

The claim that the Justice Department isn’t releasing the tapes because they don’t think the audio is necessary for Republicans to perform their oversight function is not credible. Garland already released the transcript, so any argument for confidentiality has been forfeited already. Also, the Biden administration has manipulated and doctored transcripts to cover up Biden’s mistakes in the past, and this may be the case here as well.

The entire legal basis for why Hur decided to not charge Biden was also based on the fact that the President has a failing memory, and a jury would not likely convict him. This makes the audio tape even more important for understanding why the same Justice Department that charged Trump for allegedly mishandling classified information, did not charge the current President.

Even though the evidence of the Biden crime family’s corruption is rampant, the biased liberal media has continued to falsely claim that there is no evidence Biden knew of his families many illicit dealings. The media can’t cover up what is on tape or video though once the public sees and hears this information.

The public has a right to know what Biden told the US attorney, and the country also has the right to hear the President answer questions for an investigation they paid for. The only reason why Garland and the Justice Department would refuse to release the audio for an interview that the transcript has already been disclosed is that the corrupt Attorney General is hiding something.

The Republican Party has rarely fought as hard as the Democrats and the left, but conservatives picked the right fight on this issue. House Republicans are planning to draft a resolution to hold Garland in contempt if he does not release the audio tapes to Congress by May 16th, and this would be just the second time in nearly 12 years an attorney General has been held in contempt by Congress, the prior time being when Holder was held in contempt by Congress for not disclosing documents pertaining to the failed Fast and Furious Operation in 2012.

Republicans should win no matter what the outcome of the subpoena is. If Garland refuses to release the audio under the threat of subpoena then he looks like he has something to hide, if he releases the tapes, then the public will get to hear Biden being unable to remember when he served as Vice President or when his son died.

House Republicans have picked the right fight here.