The Department of Justice announced Friday their plans to sue the State of Georgia over its Voting Security Bill that strengthened election integrity laws before the 2022 midterm elections.
“Where we believe the civil rights of Americans have been violated we will not hesitate to act,” Attorney General Merrick Garland said Friday morning.
“The Biden Administration has been spreading lies about Georgia’s election law for months,” Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said in a statement. “It is no surprise that they would operationalize their lies with the full force of the federal government. I look forward to meeting them, and beating them, in court.”
“While much of the more controversial aspects of Georgia’s new voting law were dropped before it was passed, it is notable in its scope and for newly expansive powers granted to the state over local election offices,” writes the Associated Press.
“The bill, known as SB 202, also adds a voter ID requirement for mail ballots, shortens the time period for requesting a mailed ballot and results in fewer ballot drop boxes available in metro Atlanta — provisions that drew the challenge from the federal government,” adds the AP.
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MITCH BACKS MERRICK: McConnell to ‘Support Nomination’ of Garland as Next Attorney General
A spokesperson for Senate Leader Mitch McConnell’s office confirmed Tuesday that the Republican intends to support Merrick Garland as the next Attorney General of the United States.
“A spokesperson for Republican Leader Mitch McConnell confirmed reports to ABC News that McConnell intends to support the nomination of Merrick Garland to serve as attorney general,” reports ABC News.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will support Merrick Garland’s nomination for attorney general, five years after blocking the judge's path to the Supreme Court.https://t.co/VsQK4HgU1T
— POLITICO (@politico) February 23, 2021
— Marianne LeVine (@marianne_levine) February 23, 2021
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell intends to support the nomination of Merrick Garland to serve as attorney general, spokesperson confirms to @ABC News. https://t.co/yW1vlElbD3 pic.twitter.com/oEmm6yM1Ij
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) February 23, 2021
— The Hill (@thehill) February 23, 2021
“The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday wrapped up two days of hearings on Garland’s nomination. The committee is scheduled to hold a vote on the nomination on March 1,” adds the outlet.
SERIOUSLY? Garland Says Antifa Riots May Be ‘Domestic Terrorism’… Depending on What Time It Is
President Biden’s pick to lead the Justice Department confused Republican Senators this week; bizarrely stating the Antifa attacks against federal buildings could be “terrorism” depending on the time of day.
“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?” Missouri Senator Josh Hawley asked.
“An attack on a courthouse while in operation, trying to prevent judges from actually deciding cases that blatantly is domestic extremism, domestic terrorism,” claimed Garland.
Garland Says Antifa Attacks May Not Be Domestic Terrorism Depending On The Time Of Day https://t.co/ge4BAUPC5t
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) February 23, 2021
“An attack simply on a government property at night or any other kind of circumstances is a clear crime and a serious one and should be punished. I don’t know enough about the facts of the example you’re talking about but that’s where I draw the line,” he added.
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