Joe Biden’s administration is every bit as radical as many Americans feared.
But no one was prepared for this.
And Joe Biden’s pick for Attorney General had some bad news about Antifa.
Biden nominated D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Merrick Garland to serve as his Attorney General.
In the Washington, D.C. swamp, Garland is viewed as a down the middle moderate.
However, in his confirmation hearings, it became clear that, as Attorney General, Garland will serve as a rubber stamp for the Left because Garland understands that in today’s identity politics driven Democrat Party, an old white guy isn’t going to last long fighting with the Left.
Missouri Republican Josh Hawley grilled Garland about his stance on domestic terrorism to make sure Garland would not play political favorites by asking if Garland thought Antifa and Black Lives Matter’s sustained attacks on federal property this summer constituted acts of domestic terrorism.
“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?” Hawley asked Garland.
Through most of the hearing Garland appeared to be the most uninformed man in America, saying he didn’t know anything about John Durham’s investigation into the origins of the Russian collusion hoax or Andrew Cuomo’s scandal involving the cover-up of the true number of nursing home deaths from coronavirus in New York state.
Garland did answer this question though and he explained that in his view Antifa’s attacks on a Portland courthouse did not constitute domestic terrorism because they took place at night.
“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,” Garland told Hawley.
This answer did not inspire confidence.
During the Obama-Biden administration, the Justice Department and other federal agencies routinely targeted Obama’s political opponents for harassment and criminal prosecution.
Now, Joe Biden’s administration appears set to declare only one form of political violence rises to the level of domestic terrorism.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.