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Merrick Garland: ‘No Higher Priority’ For The DOJ Than To Investigate The January 6 Capitol Riot

Attorney General Merrick Garland says the Justice Department has “no higher priority” than to investigate the Capitol riot on January 6th, 2021.

Garland made, as many Biden officials celebrated this week’s success, a speech in which he updated the American public on the DOJ’s activities around the riot.

“Those involved must be held accountable, and there is no higher priority for us at the Department of Justice,” he proudly declared.

Garland, whose other priorities this past year have included a focus on systemic racism in police departments and parents upset with the curriculum and pandemic protocols in their child’s schools, then boasted of the department’s efforts in bringing rioters to justice.

The Attorney General announced the arrests of “more than 725 defendants in nearly all 50 states and the District of Columbia for their roles in the January 6 attack.”

It is an incredible number to hold a single-day event. This is especially true when you take into account the complete lack of concern about criminals involved in nightly raceriots the previous summer.

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Merrick Garland focuses on the January 6 Capitol Riot

Merrick Garland, Attorney General, embellished his January 6 report by noting five deaths of police officers Seit dem des all All Des Get get every them alles him Deal Weihnachts dar deal darinThe Capitol is raging.

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“Five officers who responded selflessly to the attack on January 6th have since lost their lives,” he said prior to calling for a moment of silence for each.

Ashli Babbitt, a retired Air Force pilot and avid Trump supporter, was the only one to be killed on that fateful day. Garland did not mention her.

If he were smart, Garland would address what happened to her on this, as he says, “solemn anniversary,” to prove his seriousness about bringing justice for all and to point out why the actions of some of the protesters created a dangerous situation that never should have come to fruition.

 

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Voting Rights: Pivots

Merrick Garland, who was proving his January 6 big speech to be a mere political hit, turned the speech into a call for voting rights legislation.

“The Department of Justice will continue to do all it can to protect voting rights with the enforcement powers we have,” he said, but insisted more must be done.

“It is essential that Congress act to give the department the powers we need to ensure that every eligible voter can cast a vote that counts.”

 

According to a new survey, Americans think there may be another repeat of events on January 6.

The belief of 57% Americans (47% Republicans and 77% Democrats), that the Capitol riot could happen again is a sign of their confidence in America’s future.

The Political Insider featured earlier this week a story on Democrats who pushed to erect a monument and educational exhibit at the Capitol to mark the Riot at the Capitol. They also donated items to the Smithsonian to remember the incident.

Garland faced calls for resignation and was hauled before Congress earlier this year for weaponizing the FBI – even using “counterterrorism tools” and “tag threats” to track parents critical of their local school boards – and lying about it.

 

Senator Tom Cotton ripped Garland for his focus on American parents saying, “Thank God, you’re not on the Supreme Court.”