In a compelling new development, two whistleblowers have fueled the reinvigorated conversation around impeaching Attorney General Merrick Garland, bringing the topic to the forefront of the conservative agenda.
The whistleblowers, whose testimonies were made public last week by the House Oversight Committee, alleged that U.S. attorney David Weiss, serving as the special counsel probing Hunter Biden, stated in a meeting that he was not the decision-maker on charging Hunter Biden. Instead, he pointed towards Garland, who has consistently maintained his non-interference stance in the investigation.
Kevin McCarthy, the House Speaker, painted a clear picture of the ramifications if Garland was proven to have lied. “If it comes true what the IRS whistleblower is saying, we’re going to start impeachment inquiries on the Attorney General,” McCarthy affirmed on Monday.
Last week, McCarthy was less enthusiastic about the impeachment articles brought forward by Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado against President Joe Biden, which have now been referred to House committees for review.
Several Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee affirmed their readiness to initiate impeachment proceedings if given the green light. “It’s not an empty threat,” assured Republican Rep. Darrell Issa of California.
“We can’t just turn a blind eye to the pervasive culture of corruption. Impeachment must be considered as a legitimate response,” Issa said.
According to him, Garland has done enough to warrant it. “From the get-go, AG Garland has let partisan politics steer the Justice Department, including the unparalleled targeting of parents,” he stated.
Similarly, Republican Rep. Harriet Hageman of Wyoming pointed out that the “allegations related to the Hunter and Joe Biden investigation underline the existence of a two-tiered justice system.”
“The Department of Justice, and indeed the entire federal government, must impartially enforce federal law. However, under the present leadership, it serves as a political weapon wielded against presidential adversaries,” she declared.
Spokespeople for Republican Reps. Andy Biggs of Arizona, and Troy Nehls and Chip Roy of Texas, confirmed their members’ support for the impeachment proceedings.
Earlier in May, Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia had introduced a resolution seeking Garland’s impeachment for “facilitating the weaponization and politicization of the United States justice system against the American people.”
Despite Garland’s denial of influencing the investigation, whistleblower Gary Shapley doubled down on his testimony this past Saturday.
“On October 7, 2022, meeting at the Delaware U.S. Attorney’s Office, U.S. Attorney David Weiss told six witnesses he did not have authority to charge in other districts and had thus requested special counsel status,” according to a statement from the group Oversight.
As this political drama unfolds, we’re reminded that in a democracy, nobody is above scrutiny – not even the highest legal authority. This story underscores the importance of accountability and transparency, cornerstones of the conservative ethos and pillars of our great nation.