On Wednesday, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee for the first time this Congress. Like in past hearings, Attorney General Garland failed to own up to the obvious problems with the Department of Justice (DOJ) under his leadership. However, a major admission he made alluded to an undeniable failure of the Biden Administration as a whole—Biden's Border Crisis:
Attorney General Merrick Garland says Mexican drug cartels unleashed the fentanyl crisis on the U.S. "on purpose," and urged the Mexican government to "do more" to combat drug trafficking.
Garland made the statement while testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., pressed Garland regarding the opioid epidemic, highlighting that fentanyl is responsible for more deaths than guns and car accidents.
"It's a horrible epidemic, but it's an epidemic that's been unleashed on purpose by the Sinaloa and the new generation Jalisco cartels," Garland said.
One of the most astonishing parts of Garland's testimony included him repeatedly denying responsibility for prosecuting individuals unlawfully protesting in front of Supreme Court Justices' homes in the wake of the Dobbs decision:
“You just said yes, it’s a crime to protest at the home of a judge. Same goes for jurors, by the way, with the intent of influencing a case. But in the wake of the leak of the Dobbs decision, when rioters descended on the homes of six Supreme Court justices, night after night after night, you did nothing,” Senator Ted Cruz said to Garland. “The Department [of Justice] did nothing.”
Cruz repeatedly asked the attorney general whether a single prosecution has been brought against such protestors.
“Why are you unwilling to say no? You know it’s ‘no.’ I know it’s ‘no.’ Everyone in this hearing room knows it’s ‘no,'” said Cruz. “You’re not willing to answer the question.”
Garland's excuses are just plain lame at this point. When asked about related attacks on churches and pregnancy resource centers, he blamed the lack of charges filed on the crimes being committed in the dark.
AG Garland: "Those who are attacking the pregnancy resource centers … are doing this at night in the dark. These people who are doing it are clever and are doing it in secret."— Mike Lee (@SenMikeLee) March 1, 2023
Apparently, @TheJusticeDept will not prosecute if you commit your crimes at night. pic.twitter.com/ER4fSVyyX1
And Garland is also apparently even unable to investigate groups that take responsibility for these attacks.
Jane's Revenge claimed responsibility for firebombing pregnancy centers and went as far as spray painting their names on the wall, but Merrick Garland admitted that he couldn't find them.— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) March 1, 2023
It's his job to find Jane's Revenge and prosecute them. pic.twitter.com/Woq36MCWhW
We guess he's too busy going after those who are often the victims of these crimes to consider the violence perpetrated against them.
👀 Merrick Garland faces questioning on an FBI memo which advised the infiltration of traditional Catholic groups.— Sarah Weaver (@SarahHopeWeaver) March 1, 2023
.@HawleyMO: "Attorney General, are you cultivating sources and spies in Latin Mass parishes and other Catholic parishes around the country?" @DailyCaller pic.twitter.com/lAmBdXtUBb
This is just the tip of the iceberg of the rampant corruption within a DOJ that has been weaponized against the American people and treats Democrats and Republicans differently from each other.
Merrick Garland has two tiers of justice—one for Republicans and one for Democrats.— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) March 1, 2023
He had no problem handing over documents to the January 6th Committee but has stonewalled House Republican requests regarding Biden's classified documents. pic.twitter.com/rVfTgsNagY
No matter how many times Attorney General Garland denies it, it is obvious, as Senator Ted Cruz pointed out, that Garland's DOJ effectively acts as the enforcement arm of the DNC.