Last Updated on February 17, 2022
During the Senate confirmation of Biden regime Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland, the U.S. circuit judge indicated that he believes election integrity protests are domestic terrorism but Antifa and Black Lives Matter attacks on federal courthouses are not domestic terrorism, because, in his words, the latter attacks “happened at night.”
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) asked Garland, “Let me ask you about assaults on federal property in places other than Washington, D.C., Portland for instance, Seattle, do you regard assaults on federal courthouses or other federal property as acts of domestic extremism, domestic terrorism?”
“Well, Senator, my own definition, which is about the same as the statutory definition, is the use of violence or threats of violence, uh, in an attempt to disrupt democratic processes,” Garland responded.
The judge continued, “So an attack on a, uh, uh, uh, courthouse, while in operation, uh, trying to prevent judges from actually deciding cases, that plainly is, um, domestic, uh, um, uh, uh, domestic extremism, um, um, uh, uh, uh, domestic terrorism. Um, an attack simply on a government property at night or under any other kind of circumstances is a clear crime and serious one, and should be punished. I don’t mean, I don’t know enough about the facts of the example you’re talking about, but that’s where I draw the line, one is, both are criminal, but one is a core attack on our democratic institutions.”
In his prepared remarks for the Senate confirmation hearing, Garland indicated that once confirmed he will use the Department of Justice to “ensure respectful treatment of the press”:
Merrick Garland, a longtime anti-Second Amendment radical who has been nominated for the position of Attorney General by President Joe Biden, indicated in his prepared remarks for Monday’s Senate Hearing that he will use the power of his office to enforce “respectful treatment of the press” once confirmed.
“Policies … that ensure respectful treatment of the press” are listed at the forefront of Garland’s planned policy changes at the Department of justice.
Garland also appears to believe that the Department of Justice was founded to “protect black voting rights” and pursue “equal justice” for “communities of color and other minorities.”
Garland also has a history of advocating for the erosion of Second Amendment rights.