Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is set to introduce impeachment articles against U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland in a move that could shake the foundations of the Biden administration. The fiery Georgia Congresswoman argues that Garland has allowed the Department of Justice to become a tool for political persecution, a move she considers detrimental to the principles of American democracy.
“Merrick Garland has weaponized the DOJ against Joe Biden’s political enemies,” Greene said, adding, “He must be impeached.”
I’m dropping Articles of Impeachment against Merrick Garland.
Garland has used the FBI as a personal police force for his boss, Joe Biden.
The Deep State is full of corruption and must be ripped out root and stem. https://t.co/FjuHt7vs4r
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) May 17, 2023
Central to Greene’s charges is the accusation that Garland has allowed the Justice Department to target average Americans, particularly parents and pro-life advocates. This, she argues, is in direct violation of his constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office of the Attorney General and to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.
An October 2021 memorandum from Garland’s office directing the Federal Bureau of Investigation to focus on parents protesting against their local school boards is a prime example of this alleged weaponization. This directive came in response to a letter from the National School Boards Association, which controversially likened these concerned parents to domestic terrorists.
Merrick Garland has weaponized the DOJ against Joe Biden’s political enemies.
He’s targeted parents who are concerned about their children’s education, targeted Christians and pro-life activists & raided the home of a President.
He must be impeached.https://t.co/opsBPdA72G
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) May 17, 2023
Greene was equally critical of the Attorney General’s approach toward pro-life activists and people of faith. She pointed to Garland’s refusal to label violent pro-abortion groups as domestic terrorist organizations, despite a series of attacks on pregnancy resource centers and Catholic churches.
Attorney General Garland’s decision not to prosecute leftist extremists who threatened Supreme Court Justices and caused massive property damage also drew Greene’s ire. Instead of focusing on these perpetrators, she suggests that Garland has allowed the DOJ to target those who participated in political protests.
“From investigating parents who protest their local school boards, to going after pro-life activists and Catholics, to persecuting former and future President Donald J. Trump, Merrick Garland’s corruption knows no bounds,” Greene stated.
The Congresswoman also condemned Garland’s actions against former President Trump, whom she refers to as a “duly elected and lawful President of the United States.” She asserts that Garland’s pursuit of Trump over legally declassified documents shows a misuse of his powers and highlights a two-tiered justice system.
To round out her charges, Greene also criticized Garland’s inaction against the alleged criminal activities of the Biden family. She noted that Garland has refused to prosecute them, despite the potential harm their actions may have caused to the American people.
This move by Greene has precedent. She has shown a willingness to push back against perceived abuses of power in the past, having already introduced articles of impeachment against FBI Director Christopher Wray and U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Matthew Graves.
With these impeachment articles, Greene leads the charge in a fight against what she sees as an unjust administration. The question is whether her fellow conservatives will rally behind her cause and force a critical reevaluation of Garland’s continuing appointment as Attorney General.