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No wonder Lindsey did his damnest to block him for as long as he did.https://www.axios.com/merrick-garland-attorney-general-hearing-statement-ba6d4d1b-b393-45ce-af7a-588687834d51.htmlAttorney General nominee Merrick Garland will pledge to take the lead in prosecuting those charged over the U.S. Capitol siege and vow prosecutorial independence from President Biden at his confirmation hearing Monday.Why it matters: As attorney general, Judge Garland would oversee politically sensitive cases, including investigations into the taxes of the president's son Hunter Biden and the origins of the probe into former President Trump's dealings with Russia.Driving the news: Per his prepared opening statement released Saturday night, Garland plans to tell the Senate Judiciary Committee that if confirmed, he'll address civil rights and fight discrimination and domestic terrorism. He'll highlight his career as a prosecutor — notably his supervision of the investigation into domestic terrorist Timothy McVeigh and the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, which killed 168 people. On the Capitol siege, Garland will say that he intends to "supervise the prosecution of white supremacists and others who stormed the Capitol on January 6 — a heinous attack that sought to disrupt a cornerstone of our democracy: the peaceful transfer of power to a newly elected government." On the independence of the position of attorney general, Garland will say: "The President nominates the attorney general to be the lawyer — not for any individual, but for the people of the United States."
For the record: Garland, 68, is a Chicago native and graduate of Harvard University and Harvard Law School, who has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since 1997. He was nominated by then-President Obama in 2016 to succeed the late Justice Antonin Scalia. But then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) prevented this, insisting the replacement should be selected by the newly elected president later that year. Justice Neil Gorsuch was later confirmed instead under the Trump administration.Of note: Former Trump administration Attorney General Bill Barr was criticized throughout his tenure by Democrats, who accused him of political interference in criminal cases on behalf of the former president — which he strongly rejected. In his last press conference as attorney general in December, Barr took the rare step of publicly contradicting Trump on hot-button issues including Hunter Biden, voting machines and Russia being behind the hacking of federal agencies.
>>795829>Barr took the rare step of publicly contradicting Trump on hot-button issues including Hunter Biden, voting machines and Russia being behind the hacking of federal agencies.Barr wanted to salvage what was left of his reputation.He's an authoritarian, but he didn't want to give that much authority to a mentally ill foolish POTUS
Terrorists? Oh right you mean extremists who burn good peoples businesses down like blm and Antifa? Or extremists that broke into a building and killed cops like antifa and blm wanted to do all along? Extremists all are just braindead followers and they exist on both sides. The two party system is a leech with two heads feeding the same corrupt body. Wake the fuck up and try thinking for yourself, op.
>>795851Literal terrorists against the state who broke into the Capitol. It's possible to not like rioters destroying comparatively less important private and public property too, you mouth-breathing anti-american son of a bitch. Grow the fuck up and recognize that our country and society need cooperation more than tribalism.
>>795851>Terrorists? Oh right you mean extremists who burn good peoples businesses down like blm and Antifa?Its very telling that I haven't met a single one of you who is able to talk about this issue without immediately jumping into whatboutism. >Extremists all are just braindead followers and they exist on both sides.Its also very telling that this "Hey guys, there's bad people on both sides" rhetoric only comes up in conservative circles when they're trying to handwave their own acts of violence. During the BLM riots you couldn't find a single conservative who was saying "Yes, BLM rioting is bad but remember it happens on both sides." Only when it comes time to try to distract everyone from the violence your side commits do we ever get this "The whole system is bad" bullshit.
>>795850>Barr wanted to salvage what was left of his reputation.North Carolina checking in.Far, far too late. Barr's name is dogshit with anyone who isn't a MAGAt here. But, he has an incredibly comfy & lucrative right-wing welfare slot waiting for him with Duke Energy. His reputation doesn't matter, other than he's given up running for political office. He'll be a huge influence behind the scenes. He made several tens of millions playing the stock market with top secret inside information the intelligence community briefed him with while he was Senator, and he still has two years left to keep doing do. He made about $5 million in Feb-Mar 2020 right after getting briefed (22 Jan) on how deadly the coming drumpf plague was. Duke Energy was paying him for a line on that inside information and a lot of North Carolina political players mad similar amounts at the time.Sucks to live as a normie in this timeline. One phone call from Barr and I could have cashed into "only" a million or two last Feb. But some dick is too vile to suck, no matter what. I'll die poorfag, but still with some shred of dignity and honor.
Garland will be prosecuting conspiracy to commit sedition and insurrection. Among many other crimes.Two good threads here recently with solid reporting on som eof those facts:>>794850>>788113Well worth the read before they 404. MAGAts are sliding them hard to keep them invisible.
Yay another Shareblue shitpost about drumpf.
>>795903>/pol/ still living in 2016I think Trump losing in an electoral landslide broke them.
>>795887Hey buddy, I think you misread that post. He was talking about AG William Barr, not Senator Burr from NC.
>>795853Blm and Antifa are literally terrorists just like the Capitol rioters. Both attacked innocent Americans both groups are exactly the same as ISIS. If your too stupid to understand that when you form groups an destroy people's livelihood or kill or cause damage of any type you go from respected peaceful protestor to insane foaming at the mouth terrorists. Those type of people are worthless and literal terrorists by definition. Stop being such a sheep.
>>795857Cry me a river blm and Antifa are literally the same dumbasses as Trump lovers. Just too stupid to make up their minds on their own and resort to violence to try to make others follow the same herd so they don't feel bad about being so gullible. Congrats on being absolutely retarded though. We should lock you all up but I don't think we have enough short busses to get you there.
>>795993>blm and Antifa are literally the same dumbasses as Trump loversFalse equivalency, the literal fucking poast.Qope harder, Qaren.
>>795993>blm and Antifa are literally the same dumbasses as Trump loversNot true, antifa and blm are far more violent and well funded by the "shadowy cabal of elites"
>>795999kys you troll
>>795851Whataboutism should be a bannable offense. You guys can't even address the issue, it's all deflection. You can scream about them all you want but we're talking about you guys and your failed insurrection. Address the issue or shut up.
I think the recent lack of interest in vigorously arguing your anime flavored shitposts has to do with more with people disbelieving you out of hand than it does with anything else. You are so clearly someone's paid shill. It's obvious you are not dense, just dishonest.
>>796023Imagine being this out of touch with reality.
>>796020Whataboutism is called being hypocrite, dumbass .It's exactly what the liberals do because blm and Antifa AND Capitol rioters are all terrorists. You should all be in prison. You are just a newfag that can't admit they are wrong. You literally are too stupid to look at it objectively and gobble up propaganda from this two party system of complete losers simply because you are incapable of independent thoughts. The fact that you poltards can't grasp is not everyone is a extremist piece of shit like yourself. There are actually people who have a mind of their own and both groups left and right extremists are the same as any other terrorists who attack Americans on American soil. Blm and Antifa were all about killing cops and apparently the Capitol rioters are too. How is it not the exact same thing when two groups can't take criticism without becoming violent to prove themselves right when America is a democracy and it always takes a little from both sides to make the country work? If you think any one group has the right to resort to violence to get their way you are the hypocrite.
>>796082antifa isn't left wing retard
>>795999No they are the same both sides are equally guilty of being terrorists and morons because they suck down two party system propaganda and embrace it like a religious faggot instead of recognizing that all American are on the same team. They are two sides of the same retard coin.
>>796086You can't expect people to take you seriously if you shoehorn every rioter into one of two parties and then start whining about the two party system.
>>795995Your are just proving my point that neither side can take criticism without foaming at the mouth. Qanon faggotry is also the same as those other groups Trump is no different saying to fight for his agenda as antifa and blms leadership approving of the destruction of innocent people's businesses. They claim they only hurt the insurance companies but they are just coping with the fact they are too dumb to understand how the world works.
>>796082>>796086>Both sides!GB2 committing treason Trump
>>796084Ok sure, but they absolutely are terrorists. I don't care how they want to self identify I'm sure that changes weekly like their genders. No group has the right to burn other people's businesses.
>>796087I don't care how they take it. Just saying sane people look on and only see dipshits incapable of making any valid argument from either side.
>>796090Yeah they should give Trump the electric chair absolutely I don't disagree but also anyone associated with him, also anyone associated with blm or antifa. Like I said they are all terrorists hell-bent on forming America to their warped views.
>authoritarian partisan piece of shit continues to be an authoritarian partisan piece of shit And this is why the senate rightfully rejected his nominee for the scotus.
>>796097They didn't reject him, they refused to even give him a hearing, and forever broke the supreme court.Also how is he being partisan? Unless you're pro-Trump, aka pro-terrorist, saying you're going to prosecute the terrorists is the least partisan thing ever.
>>796099>They didn't reject him,They did > they refused to even give him a hearing, Because he was a partisan piece of shit >and forever broke the supreme court.Nope, they protected the integrity of the scotus front a partisan attack by obongo>Also how is he being partisan? Unless you're pro-Trump, aka pro-terrorist, saying you're going to prosecute the terrorists is the least partisan thing ever.See, calling peaceful capital protesters and all republicans terrorists is partisan as fuck.
>>796109They never brought it to the floor. If it was because he was "too partisan", they could have, they had a majority to reject him, and Obama would have had to found a more moderate pick.But as it was only because he was Obama's pick, the appointee could have been the most conservative judge around, and they still would have prevented the vote for nearly a year.McConnel's excuse was "10 months is too close to the election". No issues appointing Trump's, who helped break the 2000 election, two weeks before the 2020 election though. Granted, McConnel's excuse for not convicting on Trump's second impeachment was pretty similar bullshit (and people are actually buying the idea that it's unconstitutional to impeach someone out of office, despite it having been done before - meaning any president can do anything at the end of their term now).These things have nothing to do with the quality of the judges, only the color of the tie doing the appointing. Loyalty to party comes before loyalty to nation for these folks, as always.
>>796109>Peaceful capital protestors>Murder 3 copsBad faith shill detected
>>796130>They never brought it to the floor.Because he was a partisan fuck> If it was because he was "too partisan", they could have, they had a majority to reject him,They did reject him, they told obongo to pull him back > and Obama would have had to found a more moderate pick.Obongo had every opportunity to pull garland back and nominate someone like Gorsuch or Kavanaugh and didnt.>But as it was only because he was Obama's pick, the appointee could have been the most conservative judge around, and they still would have prevented the vote for nearly a year.Nope, Garland ruled 4 our of 4 times against the 2nd amendment, including on heller. He was a partisan piece of shit.
>>796130>McConnel's excuse was "10 months is too close to the election". No issues appointing Trump's, who helped break the 2000 election, two weeks before the 2020 election though. Granted, McConnel's excuse for not convicting on Trump's second impeachment was pretty similar bullshit (and people are actually buying the idea that it's unconstitutional to impeach someone out of office, despite it having been done before - meaning any president can do anything at the end of their term now).Under obongo it was a divided government. You have to go back to the mid 1800s for the last time a senate of a party that was opposed to the president confirmed a scotus nomination who was nominated and confirmed in an election year before the election. Where as when the people gave trump the senate and presidency there wasn't the same issue and as such when the same senate and president are in power scotus nominees get confirmed in election years. This was Biden's own rule under bush senior.>These things have nothing to do with the quality of the judges, only the color of the tie doing the appointing. Loyalty to party comes before loyalty to nation for these folks, as always.Garland was an extremely low quality judge who hated the constitution as seen by his disgusting ruling in favor of the dc handgun ban. He is an enemy of the constitution and of the American people.>>796144It went from 1 to 3 now? And let me guess, blm was peaceful despite murdering over 6 cops.
>>796144>>Murder 3 copsDebunked ;)
>>796152>>7961503 cops are dead as a result of Trump's failed coup. This is a fact.
>>796159/pol/ thinks they can.
>>796161This makes no sense with regard to the post that I responded to.
>>796163It makes perfect sense if you follow the train of thought.
>>796165>It makes perfect sense if you're schizoFTFY
>>796173Why do you have to bring up your mental illness anon?
>>796178>schizo projection intensifies
>>796180Calm down, you're clearly furious.
>>796182>getting this triggered over being called a schizo>still projecting>n-n-n-o it-t-ts y-you!Lmao
>>796155BLM killed more than 6
>>796165>man claims "MAGAts" are trying to slide threads on /news/>only /pol/ thinks that you can slide threads on /news/Pick one
>>796186>This sad level of damage control
>>796194They're one and the samecheckmate.
>>796196>he's falling into -isms and buzzwords to cover up his schizo projectingLmao
>>796198>/pol/ is left wing and despises the machinations of "MAGAts"Is this really the best you can do?
>>796206>Trying to play stupidShame on you.
>n response to Sen. Whitehouse’s questions, Merrick Garland pledged to investigate not only the insurrectionists who actually stormed the US Capitol on Jan. 6 but also the “funders”, the “aiders & abettors” and the “king pins.”So this is why Republicans are shitting themselves over Garland.
>>795892I's looking worse for the traitors in congress. The FBI have all their phone records on the day of the coup.https://theintercept.com/2021/02/22/capitol-riot-fbi-cellphone-records/
>>796339Magat Congressional traitor insurrectionists on suicide watch! I wish we could start a betting pool on who gets indicted. We all know the usual suspects, but there have to be some outliers as well that could give a good return with big enough odds.
>>796379You can see Republicans already setting up their damage control and future attacks demanding Garland not do partisan investigations. So when he's forced to investigate all the crimes Republicans committed, they can cry it's partisan.
>>795992Are you just willfully not reading what I wrote or are you incapable of understanding? Both are bad. Launching an attack on our Capitol is comparatively worse because it's a symbol that represents our society at large. I don't know why you want to assume that I'm in favor of BLM rioters destroying people's livelihoods. Grow up and see the world as more than black and white.
>>796657>Launching an attack on our Capitol is comparatively worse because it's a symbol that represents our society at largeThat depends on your point of view, I find an arbitrary business district represents our society at large than a government building. It certainly represents our government at large. Capitol Hill is a fitting place to protest an action of Congress. Random business district is a bad place to protest the police.
>>796657When BLM burned down a Somali immigrants business in Minnesota, they burned down something real, not a "symbol".When they stole iphones from an apple store in New York, it was real, tangible, not a symbol.When they killed a retire black police captain, it was not a symbol.An attack on a "symbol" is an attack on something insubstantial and meaningless.Burning an American flag is a constitutional right.When Enrique Tarrio stole and burned a BLM banner though, that was "theft and arson".What good is "the rule of law" when it is only selectively applied?If the "violent insurrectionists", instead of tracking in the mud of plebeans, scattering pages of draft laws to the floor, littering the floors of congress with empty water bottles, sitting in chairs, placing feet on the desks of senators, and stealing lecterns....If they had actually bothered to have done something like burning down that hateful symbol of oligarchicy, pretending to be a democracy,that symbol of a patrician gerontocracy of lifelong sinecured senators, of "representatives" that act only as prostitutes to power...I would have applauded."In defense of looting!"I would write in defense of stealing Pelosi's lectern."Riots are the voice of the voiceless!"I would write in defense of them breaking and entering onto that public property, paid for by their tax dollars, and which was built for the sole purpose of political speech and debate.But in light of their ineffective (and overwhelmingly peaceful) methods, and for their despicable opinions (being in favor of white nationalism, instead of black nationalism, and being in favor of private property instead of corporate socialism)...I will join you in (falsely) condemning them and and all those who share vaguely similar opinions as "violent extremists" and supporters of violence.>>795993Anifa is just an idea, not an organization.Everyone is an anti-fascist!
>>796150Take your meds.
>>796681Chang’s getting articulate
>>796681Antifa is the militant wing of the Democrats and a pro communist organization. Antifa is evil as fuck because it is leftist and leftists are evil.
>>796731If Antifa is left wing then you have to admit the Nazis are right wing.
>>796082>more whataboutism >buzzwordsOh ok so you just have no point or argument then. Good to know.
>>796731Antifa is literally everyone in the US who opposes white nationalism/white supremacy and although your rightwing echo chambers won't tell you, that's a huge majority. Remember the Greatest Generation? They were antifa and in many cases, gave the ultimate sacrifice for it. Fascist Trump and his merry bands of white supremacist sturmdrumpfers will not succeed, just like Hitler and imperialist Japan were smashed, period.
>>796797>Remember the Greatest Generation?most of the Greatest Generation would be considered white supremacists by today's standards
>>796733antifa is fascist though.>>796797So antifa are a bunch of fascists trying to genocide white people?
>>796852>fascistDon't use words when you don't know what they mean kiddo.>trying to genocide white people?No one needs to try. It's a natural inevitability.
>>796879Fascism is collectivist authoritarianism. That's what antifa wants and why they dress in black and try to assault and murder people they disagree with. And see, the jew reveals his power level.
>>797173>Fascism is collectivist authoritarianismThx for describing white nationalism/white supremacy which is what antifa (aka 90%+ of the American population) opposes, sturmdrumpfer.
>>797212That's for being a retard, buh-bye
>>795828The notion that the narrative pushed is that Trump attempted a coup is only more anecdotal evidence to me that the election was fraudulent
>>797401Except the fact that Trump terrorists stormed the capitol with the intent of overthrowing the government and murder the vice president and speaker of the house.
>>797173>Fascism is collectivist authoritarianism. That's what antifa wantsYou have no idea what fascism means. Every instance of coordinated resource pooling is collectivist. Every exercise of government power is authoritarianism. A government saying its illegal to murder and enforcing it is authoritarian. How is it you're so confidently dumb? >That's what antifa wants and why they dress in black and try to assault and murder people they disagree withKind of like how America flew over to Europe in the 1940's and murdered people they disagreed with? Life must be very simple when you can characterize every single conflict as people fighting because they disagree. >And see, the jew reveals his power level.My favorite part about you delusional nazi types is that you cant help but go mask off and clearly paint yourself as a person who should be dismissed entirely.
>>798023>How is it you're so confidently dumb?Amazing, actually writing this after using the most pathetic hyperbolic strawmen to try and discredit his argument. Fascism is both inherently authoritarian and collectivist, it has many parallels to communism and socialism is how it functions. There's a reason it's also been called "national socialism". > Life must be very simple when you can characterize every single conflict as people fighting because they disagree.It's also very simple when you blunder through life completely unable to adequately address any criticism or arguments thrown your way, choosing instead to reject the reality of the situation with your own half-baked substitutions.>My favorite part about you delusional nazi types is that you cant help but go mask off and clearly paint yourself as a person who should be dismissed entirely.Coming from someone who is Jewish, don't use my people as an excuse to not have to address valid criticism aimed at your stupid fucking leftist belief system. If it wasn't for the fact that he blew his power level specifically to troll you, you'd have absolutely no retort to reply to him with. Cope.