Republicans Prepare to Use the Nuclear Option Against Garland

Two anonymous sources have rekindled calls to impeach Attorney General Merrick Garland.

During a meeting, U.S. attorney David Weiss, who was investigating Hunter Biden as a special counsel, allegedly said that he was not responsible for making decisions about whether to file charges against Hunter Biden and instead pointed the finger at Garland, who has said he did not interfere in the investigation, according to the whistleblowers whose testimony was released by the House Oversight Committee last week.

On Monday, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy laid out the repercussions for Garland if she lied.

“If it comes true what the IRS whistleblower is saying, we’re going to start impeachment inquiries on the attorney general,” McCarthy reportedly remarked, as reported by CNN. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), a Republican, submitted articles of impeachment against President Joe Biden last week, and McCarthy took no action. The articles were referred to House committees.

If the allegations from the IRS whistleblowers are proven true through House Republican investigations, we will begin an impeachment inquiry on Biden’s Attorney General, Merrick Garland.

— Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) June 27, 2023

According to Breitbart, a number of Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee stated that they are prepared to begin if the order is granted.

“It’s not an empty threat,” Republican Rep. Darrell Issa of California said.

“Congress can’t just look away from the culture of corruption that’s there for all to see, and the possibility of impeachment has to be on the table,” he said.

Garland, he claimed, had earned it.

“From the start, AG Garland has allowed partisan politics to hold sway in the Justice Department — including the unprecedented targeting of parents,” he said.

The charges surrounding the Hunter and Joe Biden inquiry, according to Wyoming Republican Rep. Harriet Hageman, “make it abundantly clear a two-tiered system of justice exists today.”

“The Department of Justice, and the entirety of the federal government, must be a fair and impartial agency that enforces federal law, but under current leadership, it is a political weapon used to punish opponents of the president,” she said.

Representatives for Republican Reps. Andy Biggs of Arizona, Troy Nehls of Texas, and Chip Roy of Arizona said their constituents support the proposal.

Garland was called for impeachment in a resolution that Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene submitted in May for “facilitating the weaponization and politicization of the United States justice system against the American people.”

Although whistleblower Gary Shapley reiterated his testimony on Saturday, according to the New York Post, Garland denied any impact.

“In an October 7, 2022, meeting at the Delaware U.S. Attorney’s Office, U.S. Attorney David Weiss told six witnesses he did not have authority to charge in other districts and had thus requested special counsel status,” according to a statement from the group Oversight.

“Mr. Shapley would have no insight into why Mr. Weiss’s would make these statements at the October 7, 2022 meeting if they were false. That Mr. Weiss made these statements is easily corroborated, and it is up to him and the Justice Department to reconcile the evidence of his October 7, 2022 statements with contrary statements by Mr. Weiss and the Attorney General to Congress,” the statement said.

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