HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Garland to call Capitol r...

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 01:42 PM

Garland to call Capitol riot 'heinous attack' and tell Senate Judiciary Committee he'll supervise

prosecution of White supremacists

(CNN)Judge Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden's nominee for attorney general, calls the January 6 attack on the US Capitol a "heinous attack" in his prepared opening statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee, which the Department of Justice released Saturday night ahead of his confirmation hearing on Monday.

"If confirmed, I will 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," Garland says in the statement.

The attorney general nominee plans to stress that the role is meant to "serve the Rule of Law and to ensure equal justice under the law," noting that July 2020 marked the 150th anniversary of the Justice Department's founding in the aftermath of the Civil War and that its core mission was to secure the civil rights promised by the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments.

"The mission remains urgent because we do not yet have equal justice," Garland plans to say. "Communities of color and other minorities still face discrimination in housing, education, employment, and the criminal justice system."

https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/20/politics/merrick-garland-attorney-general-confirmation-hearing-opening-statement/index.html

He's going after Trump's best and brightest.

36 replies, 3693 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 36 replies Author Time Post
Reply Garland to call Capitol riot 'heinous attack' and tell Senate Judiciary Committee he'll supervise (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 21 OP
BeyondGeography Feb 21 #1
pandr32 Feb 21 #2
Chainfire Feb 21 #3
wnylib Feb 21 #19
DENVERPOPS Feb 21 #20
wnylib Feb 21 #22
11 Bravo Feb 22 #32
Prof. Toru Tanaka Feb 22 #36
speak easy Feb 21 #4
Xipe Totec Feb 21 #12
Trueblue1968 Feb 21 #17
speak easy Feb 21 #21
DENVERPOPS Feb 21 #23
speak easy Feb 21 #24
DENVERPOPS Feb 21 #25
Enter stage left Feb 21 #26
kairos12 Feb 21 #5
Guy Whitey Corngood Feb 21 #6
bluecollar2 Feb 21 #11
11 Bravo Feb 22 #33
Guy Whitey Corngood Feb 22 #34
Evolve Dammit Feb 21 #7
LudwigPastorius Feb 21 #8
Marie Marie Feb 21 #9
lagomorph777 Feb 22 #28
calimary Feb 21 #10
JDC Feb 21 #13
BobTheSubgenius Feb 21 #14
Traildogbob Feb 21 #15
sop Feb 21 #16
Jon King Feb 21 #18
lagomorph777 Feb 22 #27
malthaussen Feb 22 #29
triron Feb 22 #31
drray23 Feb 22 #30
theneworiginal Feb 22 #35

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 01:47 PM

1. Nice to see Judge Garland getting a hearing

Iím sure his hands-on experience with Republican tactics will serve him well in the fulfillment of his duties.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 01:53 PM

2. This is what we need

The former guy encouraged the deviants openly. He told them all it was safe for them to openly hold and display their behavior in U.S. society without repercussion.
We can never completely eliminate heinous behavior, but we sure as hell can stop encouraging and endorsing it.
Consequences.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 02:23 PM

3. OMG! Talk of equal justice will have rightwingnuts heads exploding.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Chainfire (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 04:00 PM

19. That's what concerns me. They might

refuse to confirm him. If so, I guess Biden could make him "acting AG."

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to wnylib (Reply #19)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 04:03 PM

20. What's the old expression

Turn About Is Fair Play..........

The Dems might finally decide to fight fire with fire.......

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #20)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 04:16 PM

22. I sure as hell hope so.

This is a fight for the nation like none I've ever seen in my 70+ years.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to wnylib (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 04:43 PM

32. Are there any Dems who would vote not to confirm?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #32)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 06:09 PM

36. Hopefully not Joe Manchin.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 02:27 PM

4. 'Trump's best and brightest'

This is the DU member formerly known as My Pet Orangutan.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to speak easy (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 03:02 PM

12. 'Trump's beasts and blighted' nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to speak easy (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 03:58 PM

17. Maybe even TRUMP, the Beast himself !!!!

This is the DU member formerly known as trueblue2007.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Trueblue1968 (Reply #17)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 04:06 PM

21. A photographic insult to Satan :)

This is the DU member formerly known as My Pet Orangutan.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to speak easy (Reply #21)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 04:30 PM

23. Perfect picture

Trump is going all out to win at who has the BLACKEST HEART.......He, or former VP Cheney.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #23)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 04:40 PM

24. ...

This is the DU member formerly known as My Pet Orangutan.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to speak easy (Reply #24)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 04:46 PM

25. Good One SE!!!!!! nc

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to speak easy (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 10:00 PM

26. I wonder what he will do with the other 7 hours of his first day?

This is the DU member formerly known as Enterstageleft.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 02:36 PM

5. Prosecute white supremacists

Start with Congressional Republicans.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 02:40 PM

6. Welp, I guess that means we'll get another episode of Tucker Swanson's

"Why can't I push this fart out?" face while staring at the camera.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 02:56 PM

11. That's funny...n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 04:46 PM

33. Tucker reminds me of a weasel that got caught jerking off.

(A beardless weasel with a high, squeaky voice.)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #33)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 04:51 PM

34. Now that's just poetry!!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 02:54 PM

7. They need to fight the nomination or their "base" will lose. Popcorn time! Good vs evil

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 02:54 PM

8. His opening statement should have been,...


"I'm back, motherfuckers. Deal with it!".

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 02:55 PM

9. Well, that ought to doom his confirmation from Republicans.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Marie Marie (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 11:15 AM

28. It means he won't have their votes, but it doesn't matter.

They can go fuck themselves.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 02:56 PM

10. GOOD.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 03:20 PM

13. Rand Paul's head already is exploding

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 03:24 PM

14. I'm guessing "best and brightest" was meant to be ironic.

Although, strictly speaking, there can be a "best" no matter how poor the field of candidates, and a "brightest" no matter how dim they are.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 03:41 PM

15. GQP

Stick unity up your asses. You have shown how that will be. Lindsey Graham, Boebart, Hawley, buckle the fuck up. Justice is coming. Hope he goes after elected treasonous assholes relentlessly.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 03:57 PM

16. No wonder they've been stalling his confirmation for the last month.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 03:59 PM

18. Brilliant timing by the insurrectionists!

So storm the Capitol and try to overturn the election of the guy who will appoint the AG who will eventually prosecute you. Hard to top that sort of planning!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 11:13 AM

27. So, he won't be getting any GOP votes then.

Not that it matters. He is 100% correct, and our nation will fall if he doesn't follow through.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 12:13 PM

29. Well, yeah, Mr Garland, we knew the little fish were going to be netted...

... what will DoJ policy be with regard to their inciters?

-- Mal

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to malthaussen (Reply #29)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 02:46 PM

31. My thoughts as well.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 02:24 PM

30. Hopefully he will also prosecute blatant cases of obstruction

of justice as discovered and documented by Mueller. I dont want Trump to get off the hook and only prosecute the jan 6. rioters.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 05:08 PM

35. McConnell and other prominent R's said that this was the proper means to address Trump's

complicity in the Capital Insurrection. Well, your ship just came in...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread