Merrick Garland Update

On October 21, 2021, Biden’s Attorney General, Merrick Garland, faced tough questions on a wide range of subjects during a Judiciary Committee hearing dedicated to oversight of the Justice Department at a time when the agency is in the middle of several high-profile cases and controversies. Below are some clips and commentary.

JAN 6.: CLICK [8:01] to hear Matt Walsh report on video of an identified man repeatedly instigating the protesters to go into the Capitol Building. There’s a slightly longer clip of the instigator @ without Walsh’s commentary.

Some of the people in the crowd who were saying “no” to his plan have been arrested, but this guy has neither been identified nor arrested. Some believe he was/is an FBI instigator. When asked during a congressional hearing, AG Garland refused to comment. Matt Walsh says Garland’s mealy-mouthed answer amounts to a “yes, there were FBI agents in the crowd.” Walsh also comments on what he believes is Trump’s fatal flaw as a leader.

OCT 14: CLICK [5:47] to hear Congressman Steube question AG Garland about whether he will prosecute the 50+ violent extremists who forced their way into the Dept. of Interior in D.C. on October 14th and injured police officers. Garland says he can’t comment on it, because he had never heard about it. He suggests his people might know about it, but he hadn’t heard of it before. Ohhhhhhh … he was preparing to appear before Congress about the January 6th incident of people forcing their way into a federal building but nobody thought to tell him about the more recent incident? That alone should raise a big red flag about Garland’s leadership abilities.

GOING AFTER TIMMY’S MOM: CLICK [3:54] to watch Andrew Klavan’s latest exciting episode of “Merrick Garland: Federal Law Guy! … On today’s exciting episode, Garland is hot on the trail of Timmy’s mom.” Remember when Obama tried to put Garland on the Supreme Court?

PUSH BACK: On Sept. 29, the NSBA (reportedly dominated by Leftists) called on the White House and the Justice Department to “deal with the growing number of threats of violence and acts of intimidation occurring across the nation.” They were speaking of parents showing up at school board meetings to speak out in protest against things like mask mandates, sexually explicit materials, and Critical Race Theory curricula. The letter likened this constitutionally-protected speech as “domestic terrorism” and “hate crimes.

According to a report in National Review (link below), the individuals at the NSBA responsible for the original letter did not consult with or even inform the group’s board of directors about their plan. In addition, at least 19 state school-board association chapters say they had no warning or communication about it either. However, these individuals, which included the NSBA interim executive director, did communicate with the White House to iron out the details in their original letter before officially publishing it.

In response to the NSBA’s letter, AG Merrick Garland ordered the FBI and U.S. Attorneys to meet with law enforcement at all levels to address “a disturbing spike in harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence against school administrators, board members, teachers, and staff.” This was minus any actual evidence of any such thing. In all the clips I’ve seen, the worst the parents threaten is to pull their kids out of the school, replace the school board with better people at the next election, and serve subpoenas on them for failure to obey the law.

Garland’s move sparked furious backlash and at least 20 state school boards associations disassociated themselves from the NSBA, which has now issued the following apology.

On behalf of NSBA, we regret and apologize for the letter. There was no justification for some of the language included in the letter. We should have had a better process in place to allow for consultation on a communication of this significance. We apologize also for the strain and stress this situation has caused you and your organizations.

“As we’ve reiterated since the letter was sent, we deeply value not only the work of local school boards that make important contributions within our communities, but also the voices of parents, who should and must continue to be heard when it comes to decisions about their children’s education, health, and safety.

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