Bill Barr is no longer Attorney General but current AG Merrick Garland is apparently ready to pick up the baton and defend disgraced former President Donald Trump, resulting in calls for his resignation.
It was thought that Garland would bring justice back to the Justice Department after Trump abused and corrupted it during his four years in office, including by having the Attorney General act as his own personal lawyer.
Unfortunately, Garland has been aiding Trump. First, he refuses to release a memo Barr wrote to excuse hiding parts of the Mueller report. Then Garland decided to continue defending Trump against a civil lawsuit brought by E. Jean Carroll.
Now Garland is reportedly going to defend Trump against lawsuits filed against him for inciting the Capitol insurrection on January 6th.
This report comes on the heels of the DOJ defending Trump against a lawsuit stemming from the violent clearing of Lafayette Square last summer by police so that Trump could stage a photo-op.
The news that Garland may defend Trump against insurrection lawsuits enraged Americans, many of whom are calling for Garland to resign because he would clearly rather defend Trump instead of prosecuting him for his criminal actions.
The DOJ is going to defend Trump lawsuits related to 1/6? Fire Merrick Garland and replace with Sally Yates. WTF? Will somebody do something FFS?
— jann sloan RN BSN CHPN Long Ears Ranch (@jannsloan) June 22, 2021
What the actual fuck is Merrick Garland doinghttps://t.co/IZDf61dGCf
— Santiago Mayer (@santiagomayer_) June 22, 2021
We all need to talk about what Merrick Garland is doing. He needs to tell us more about what’s behind the word that the DOJ might defend Trump re: the Jan 6 Insurrection. Because right now it looks like he’s going to set a VERY dangerous precedent.
— Jaime Raul Zepeda for State Senate (@JaimeRaulZepeda) June 23, 2021
Garland acts as if the whole DOJ is held together by duct tape and chewing gum, and if he places any demands on it, it will completely collapse.
That may be the case, but either way, we don’t have a functional DOJ.https://t.co/708xYJcsm1
— Dave Sheehan (@aspergrasst) June 21, 2021
It’s so wrong on so many levels. https://t.co/4sibWvm3Dw
— Pati (@PatiKRoll11) June 22, 2021
If Biden’s Justice Dept defends Trump in Capitol riot lawsuits, then I am done with Garland.
If an American president can incite a coup attempt to overturn a democratic election, and overthrow the U.S. government without legal repercussions — I no longer recognize my country.
— Bill Madden (@maddenifico) June 22, 2021
FIRE MERRICK GARLAND NOW https://t.co/5SpRIeqGHn
— Ms. Missy votes Blue (@SFGiantsMissy) June 22, 2021
Merrick Garland is doing more to protect Trump’s legacy than any person in the GOP and if Joe Biden cared about his “great healer” commitment at all he’d fire Garland yesterday.
— Alex Sammon (@alex_sammon) June 23, 2021
I don’t know about you guys, but I sure as hell don’t want MY taxpayer dollars going to the DOJ to defend trump in Capitol riot lawsuits.
Why are we paying for HIS crime?
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) June 22, 2021
Garland is no longer an acceptable Attorney General. Even Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said that Trump could be held accountable upon leaving office.
“President Trump is still liable for everything he did while he was in office as an ordinary citizen. He didn’t get away with anything yet,” he said after Trump’s second impeachment trial ended. “There’s no question—none—that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day. No question about it.”
Trump incited an insurrection to overthrow democracy. The DOJ should be prosecuting him, not defending him. If President Joe Biden and Garland won’t hold Trump accountable they should both step aside for leaders who will.
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