On Monday this week, Merrick Garland sat in front of members of the Senate to be questioned in preparation for his appointment as Attorney General under the Biden administration.
Of all the questions that were asked, one of them seemed to be a softball, yet Garland struggled to give a good answer.
If it were you or I who was given that question, I think we would answer it with one word...yes.
Senator Josh Hawley asked Garland, "Do you regard assaults on federal courthouses or other federal properties acts of domestic extremism, domestic terrorism?"
Garland, stammering through the entire response, said the following in reply,
“So, an attack on a courthouse while in operation — trying to prevent judges from actually deciding cases, that plainly is domestic extremism, uh uh um um uh uh, domestic terrorism. An attack simply on a government property at night, or under any other kind of circumstances, is a clear crime and a serious one, and should be punished.”
— Disclose.tv 🚨 (@disclosetv) February 22, 2021
The FBI defines domestic terrorism in the following way:
"Domestic terrorism is the unlawful use, or threatened use, of violence by a group or individual based and operating entirely within the United States (or its territories) without foreign direction committed against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives."
So let's think about this for a moment...does Antifa and Black Lives Matter's acts consist of violence, entirely in the U.S., to intimidate or coerce the people or the government to further their political and social objectives? ABSOLUTELY it does!
That's exactly why they're doing it. What other reason would there be? They even released a list of demands? Has Garland forgotten about that?
To me, this is sufficient reason to not confirm him because you know that criminals are going to be treated very lightly with Garland as AG.