On Friday, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene announced that she is bringing forth a resolution to the house to impeach US Attorney General Merrick Garland following the raid at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence.
The resolution reads: “Impeaching Merrick Brian Garland, Attorney General of the United States, for endangering, compromising, and undermining the justice system of the United States by facilitating the persecution of President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s political rival, Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States.”
In a Thursday press conference, Garland confirmed that he personally signed off on the raid.
Garland told the public that “I personally approved the decision to seek a search warrant in this matter,” noting that the Justice Department “does not take such a decision lightly.”
“In his conduct as Attorney General of the United States, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of the Attorney General of the United States, and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend, the Constitution of the United States, Merrick Brian Garland continues to materially endanger the justice system of the United States and empower President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., to persecute his political adversaries at will,” the resolution states.
The resolution brings two articles of impeachment against Garland.
The first states that Garland’s “personal approval to seek a search warrant for the raid on the home of the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, constitutes a blatant attempt to persecute a political opponent.”
Greene’s resolution states that Garland, instead of upholding his oath, has “willingly refused to ensure that the laws passed by Congress and signed by the President are faithfully executed.
Garland is also accused go politicizing the Justice Department, and “utilizing the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a Federal police force to punish or intimidate anyone who questions or opposes the current regime.”
The second article of impeachment cited the Supreme Court case of Department of the Navy v. Egan, which found that “the President, as Commander in Chief, has the power to control the classification and declassification of documents pertaining to national security.”
“Attorney General Garland, in persecuting former President Donald J. Trump over documents he legally declassified, has engaged in a pattern of conduct that is incompatible with his duties as a civil officer of the United States,” the resolution states.
The resolution states that Garland has “lost the trust of citizens of the United States to faithfully execute the laws of the United States without partisan bias.”
“Attorney General Garland, by such conduct, has demonstrated that he will remain a threat to the justice system of the United States of America if allowed to remain in office, and has acted in a manner grossly incompatible with democracy, self-governance, and the rule of law,” the resolution states.
The resolution concludes that Garland’s actions warrant impeachment and a trial, as well as removal from office and disqualification to hold office in the future.
Speaking outside the Capitol before filing the resolution, Greene said that “I’m introducing Articles of Impeachment on Merrick Garland because we cannot tolerate this in America where our great institutions are welded in such a way to defeat people’s political views. That’s not what this is for, and it should never exist.”