Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has introduced articles of impeachment against Attorney General Merrick Garland.
The resolution, subtitled “Impeaching Merrick Brian Garland, Attorney General of the United States, for facilitating the weaponization and politicization of the United States justice system against the American people,” accuses Garland of endangering the justice system and empowering President Joe Biden to persecute his political adversaries.
According to the resolution, Garland violated his constitutional oath and failed to faithfully execute the laws passed by Congress. It alleges that he politicized the Department of Justice and utilized the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as a federal police force to intimidate those who question or oppose the current administration.
One of the specific incidents mentioned in the resolution is Garland’s October 2021 memorandum, which directed the FBI to target parents protesting actions by local school boards. The resolution argues that Garland’s actions in this regard infringe upon the constitutional right of free speech and demonstrate his war on American parents.
On Wednesday, Greene took to Twitter to write, “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,” she finished.
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 further accused Garland of targeting people of faith and those seeking to protect the sanctity of life. She also criticized the Department of Justice’s refusal to designate violent pro-abortion groups as domestic terrorist organizations and highlights attacks on pregnancy resource centers and Catholic churches.
U.S. Attorney Matthew Graves is Merrick Garland’s top lieutenant in D.C. and is responsible for the persecution of non-violent J6 defendants while DC is ravaged by violent criminals.
The weaponization of the DOJ needs to end.
He must be impeached. pic.twitter.com/4eSwMpPrcu
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) May 17, 2023
Additionally, the resolution claims that Garland failed to prosecute leftist extremists who harassed and threatened Supreme Court Justices and has instead focused on persecuting Americans for participating in political protests. It also accuses Garland of becoming a tool of the Biden administration’s two-tiered justice system and abusing his power.
Who else has HAD ENOUGH of this evolving swamp creature?
Graham calls for Merrick Garland to apologize..
APOLOGIZE for weaponizing the Federal government to create a fake narratives and attempt to destroy a President?? pic.twitter.com/PWrtvwXWqD
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) May 17, 2023
The resolution concluded that Garland’s conduct is incompatible with his duties as a civil officer of the United States and calls for his impeachment, trial, removal from office, and disqualification from holding any future office.
Articles of impeachment are formal charges brought against a public official, typically a high-ranking government official, such as Garland. Any articles of impeachment outline specific allegations of misconduct or wrongdoing by the official. If the official is found guilty or convicted, Garland may be removed from office and face other possible consequences.
Articles are typically drafted and introduced by members of the legislative body, and they can vary in number and content depending on the specific case and the charges being brought against the official. The drafting and approval of articles of impeachment are significant steps in the impeachment process, as they indicate the formal charges against the official and initiate the proceedings that will determine their fate in office.