AG Garland Could Face The Firing Squad, Once, If Cruz Is Successful
It's really sad that it has come to this but Texas Sen Ted Cruz was forced to officially demand that Attorney General Merrick Garland be held accountable for refusing to do his job. Garland has been under fire for ignoring violent leftest protesters as they attempt to intemidate Supreme Court Justices in their personal homes.
S Cruz sent a letter Thursday about Garland to Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which will hold the hearing titled “A Post-Roe America: The Legal Consequences of the Dobbs Decision.”
“Attorney General Garland was quick to condemn parents who attended school board meetings to protest radical policies pushed by some board members,” Cruz writes in the letter to Durbin. “Yet he has shown little urgency to protect Supreme Court justices despite calls from the Supreme Court marshal and multiple governors to do so.”
Cruz also hit Garland for showing no interest in trying to discover who leaked the SCOTUS opinion draft on Roe V Wade:
"Article III of the Constitution guarantees judicial independence by granting judges life tenure and salary protection so they are not influenced by anything but the law and facts in the case before them. Unfortunately, despite clear evidence that federal law was violated by mobs of protesters at the justices’ homes, the head of the Department of Justice, and chief law enforcement officer of the United States, flatly refused to enforce federal law."
Cruz reminded the committee of the violence the left has shown against conservatives. Including the attempted assassination of Justice Brett Kavanaugh:
"In response to these threats, Attorney General Garland merely stated, ‘The Justice Department will not tolerate violence or threats of violence against judges or any other public servants at work, home, or any other location.’ Attorney-General Garland’s refusal to act, however, calls into question the sincerity of this statement."
His letter concluded:
"Attorney General Garland should be asked, under oath, why he refused to act in this instance, as well as detail his plans to uphold judicial independence and the rule of law in the face of future such intimidation campaigns."