Over his alleged participation in Biden’s “coverup,” a Republican lawmaker has called for Merrick Garland’s impeachment and referred to him as “the head of the snake.”
Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) asked her colleagues Republicans to utilize the “power of the purse” to examine the Justice Department’s role in covering up the Biden family’s business operations during an exclusive interview on “Sunday Morning Futures.”
The Republican representative stressed the need to conduct an impeachment probe of Attorney General Merrick Garland, calling him the “most corrupt” AG America has ever seen and calling for his removal from office.
Since much of the GOP impeachment furor has been focused against other Biden officials, some members of the House GOP, before Tenney’s warning, were surprised by Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) suggestion of a probe of Attorney General Merrick Garland.
McCarthy has frequently been the voice pushing the conference to act slowly and thoughtfully this year when the GOP has been most consistently focused on probable impeachments of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas or President Biden.
He has shown greater tenacity in his pursuit of Garland, the head of an agency that is routinely mocked by the Republican Party but who is seldom mentioned by those in the GOP most interested in impeachment.
McCarthy initially brought attention to the issue in a tweet praising the testimony of an IRS whistleblower who alleges mishandling of the probe of Hunter Biden and suggesting it may serve as a crucial element of a “bigger impeachment inquiry”- ostensibly Garland.
Even if the conference is keen to investigate the matter, not everyone is on board with impeaching the Attorney General. Some members have questioned whether there is a legal foundation for impeaching Garland, while others have suggested looking into other Cabinet secretaries first.
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has said he doesn’t know of a criminal felony committed by Garland.
According to Issa, Congress should only intervene if the president fails to remove those who have committed crimes or aren’t doing their duties.
McCarthy wrote an opinion piece for Fox News reaffirming his commitment to acting against Garland.
He indicated it smells like a cover-up when a prosecutor protects his boss’s kid from the police.
The Justice Department has said that Garland purposefully avoided involvement in the Biden investigation, allowing the probe to be conducted by U.S. Attorney for Delaware David Weiss during the Trump administration.