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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THE TRANSITION: Biden Picks Merrick Garland for Attorney General, Leader at Department of Justice
From Fox News:
President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday formally announced he will nominate Judge Merrick Garland as his attorney general, as well as other key nominations to the Justice Department.
Sources told Fox News on Wednesday that Biden intended to nominate Garland, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, to lead the Justice Department.
“Our first-rate nominees to lead the Justice Department are eminently qualified, embody character and judgment that is beyond reproach, and have devoted their careers to serving the American people with honor and integrity,” Biden said in a statement Thursday morning. “They will restore the independence of the Department so it serves the interests of the people not a presidency, rebuild public trust in the rule of law, and work tirelessly to ensure a more fair and equitable justice system.”
Biden added: “They are among the most accomplished legal minds in our country who also reflect the best of America’s full range of talents and background. I am honored they accepted this call to serve at such a critical time in our nation’s history.”
Garland rose to greater national prominence when then-President Obama nominated him for the U.S. Supreme Court following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in 2016. He never received a hearing, as Republicans chose to wait until after that year’s election, allowing President Trump to appoint Justice Neil Gorsuch instead.
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CRUZ on HANNITY: Biden’s AG Pick ‘Dodged Every Question’ During Confirmation Hearings
Senator Ted Cruz stopped-by ‘Hannity’ Monday night to weigh-in on President Biden’s pick to lead the Department of Justice; saying Merrick Garland “dodged every question” during his confirmation hearing.
“Garland didn’t seem to know much of anything. Have you decided how you’re going to vote?” asked Hannity.
“Garland has a good reputation as a judge… I will say the hearing was frustrating because he basically dodged every question. He answered like a judicial nominee and not like a nominee to be an Attorney General,” said Cruz.
“He wouldn’t make any commitments… He said he can’t make commitments on this and that. It was a really disappointing performance,” he added.
Watch Cruz on ‘Hannity’ above.