The non-partisan advocacy group Free Speech For People is appealing to Attorney General Merrick Garland to resign because Trump was not prosecuted.
Group calls for Merrick Garland to resign
The group Free speech for people wrote in part in a statement provided to PoliticusUSA:
Garland’s failures were not limited to Trump. He failed to investigate members of Congress who apparently helped plan the January 6 uprising, including Rep. Paul Gosar (Ariz.), Rep. Lauren Boebert (Col.), Rep. Mo Brooks (Ala.), Rep. Madison Cawthorn (NC), Rep. Andy Biggs (Ariz.), Rep. Louie Gohmert (Texas), and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.).
Meanwhile, the DOJ has been inexcusably sitting on its hands since a two-party majority in the House of Representatives voted on October 21 to keep Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress for disregarding a January 6 committee summons. The last time the House referred a charge of contempt of Congress to DOJ, then-President Reagan’s prosecutors immediately brought the case to a grand jury; it returned a charge just nine days after the House vote.
Furthermore, Garland’s failures were not limited to inaction. He actively defended or continued many Trump-era DOJ policies, including covering up the key DOJ legal memo regarding Trump’s obstruction of justice, and defending Trump’s libel of a rape victim by claiming he did so. “Within the scope of his office as President of the United States.”
For all these reasons, Garland is no longer fit to serve as Attorney General. His previous record of federal service should not blind us to the fact that he is simply the wrong person for this job at this time. Maybe he can still contribute to the country in other ways. But as long as Trump and his fellow conspirators run free, American democracy is in jeopardy. We need a lawyer-general who understands that danger and is willing to act to protect democracy and the rule of law. Merrick Garland must resign.
The Department of Justice’s slow response to Steve Bannon’s referral for criminal prosecution prejudices the 1/6 committee’s investigation and give green light to coup plotters to refuse to cooperate.
Merrick Garland is a good man in every way, but there are concerns that he has been away from DOJ for too long, and the Department of Justice he remembers is not the same as the broken department that urgently needs reform and recovery that he is. . run now.
Patience on the left is growing with the Attorney General, and for every good move he has made to protect voting rights, the elephant in Trump’s room and the DOJ’s lack of action are in response to the 1 / 6- attack.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate work focused on public policy, specializing in social reform movements.
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