This is just proof that Attorney General is drunk with power and on a mission that he plans to see through at all costs.
Garland signaled that he plans to get Trump no matter what, even if it meant he had to “tear the country apart.”
The comments came during an interview with NBC News’ Lester Holt where Garland did not say he believed Trump was guilty—But if we are all being honest, that is the narrative they all want to spin.
Holt asked Garland if he planned to convict Trump if it meant tearing the country apart.
“Look, we pursue justice without fear or favor,” Garland said. “We intend to hold everyone, anyone who was criminally responsible for the events surrounding January 6, for any attempt to interfere with the lawful transfer of power from one administration to another, accountable, that’s what we do.”
“We intend to hold everyone, anyone who was criminally responsible for the events surrounding January 6, for any attempt to interfere with the lawful transfer of power from one administration to another, accountable, that’s what we do,” he said.
Garland reiterated his response when asked if the DOJ would go forward with the prosecution, even in the event of a Trump 2024 candidacy.
Garland further emphasized what he regarded as the importance of the January 6 Committee, calling it “an important part of democracy.”
“I think that this is an important part that we not downgrade or suppress how important that day was and I think that the hearings did an extremely good job of reminding us and for people who didn’t know in the first place, telling us how important that day was,” he said.
EXCLUSIVE: @LesterHoltNBC presses AG Merrick Garland on the Jan 6 investigation
Garland pledges to hold accountable anyone "criminally responsible for the events surrounding Jan 6, for any attempt to interfere with the lawful transfer of power from one administration to another" pic.twitter.com/1J041nB5eH
— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) July 26, 2022
What I find interesting is that no one is talking about how House Speaker Nancy Pelosi openly claimed that there would not be a peaceful transfer of power and that she knew violence would erupt but did absolutely nothing to stop it. It was within her power to send the National Gaurd down to protect the Capitol but she electively chose not to. Why?
Personally, I don’t think Trump knew what was about to unfold on January 6th but I find it very telling that the people who call ‘I told you so’ had the power to stop the events before they ever took place but chose to do nothing.
That’s just my opinion. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
Erica Carlin is an independent journalist, opinion writer and contributor to several news and opinion sources. She is based in Georgia.