U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) pressed Attorney General Merrick Garland on how the Biden administration is using the Department of Justice to silence Americans who oppose their radical agenda.
The DOJ Is Equating Concerned Parents To Domestic Terrorists
“It is with much disappointment that I have watched the DOJ be so politicized in the way things have been carried out. When you look at the memo to parents, you’ve heard a lot about that today, and it’s because we’re hearing a lot about that. And I just have to ask you, knowing that you really helped bring to justice those that caused the Oklahoma City bombing, would you really honestly put parents in the same category as a Terry Nichols or a Timothy McVeigh?”
Americans Deserve Answers On The Durham Report
“Let me ask you about the Durham investigation because 44 senators joined me in a letter that we sent to you in August. And we still have not received a written response from you on the status of the Durham investigation. So will you provide for me a written status report of the Durham investigation?… Will that report be made public?… Can you guarantee this committee that Special Council Durham has free reign to proceed wherever his investigation takes him without any political or otherwise undue influence or interference?”
Garland’s DOJ Is A Biased Institution
“Susan Hennessey was recently hired to work in your national security division. This is a troubling hire because of her political bias. She has made several comments that show she is incapable of working impartially on sensitive matters within the national security division, particularly on the Durham investigation. For example, December 1st, 2020, Ms. Hennessey stated, and I am quoting, ‘Durham has made abundantly clear that in a year and a half, he hasn’t come up with anything. I guess this kind of partisan silliness has become characteristic of Barr’s legacy, but unclear to me why Durham would want to go along with it.’ So how can the American people be certain that she is going to be fair and impartial when she is on the record, making those statements? Has she retracted that statement? Do you intend to ask her to retract that statement?”