Merrick Garland will prioritize investigating the Capitol riot if he is confirmed as attorney general.
“We begin with the people on the ground and we work our way up to those who are involved and further involved,” Garland said. “And we will pursue these leads wherever they take us.”
“Look at where this is coming from, look at what other groups there may be that could cause this same problem in the future,” Garland said.
Garland investigated the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
“From 1995 to 1997, I supervised the prosecution of the perpetrators of the bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building, who sought to spark a revolution that would topple the federal government,” Garland said.
“If confirmed, I will supervise the prosecution of white supremacists and others who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 — a heinous attack that sought to disrupt a cornerstone of our democracy: the peaceful transfer of power to a newly elected government,” Garland declared.
Garland said that his confirmation would be “the culmination of a career I have dedicated to ensuring that the laws of our country are fairly and faithfully enforced, and the rights of all Americans are protected.”
“I can assure you I do not regard myself as anything other than the lawyer for the people — I am not the president’s lawyer, I am the United States’ lawyer,” Garland said.
Merrick Garland says that as attorney general he would not only investigate those who were at the Capitol on January 6, but potentially also people who funded, aided and organized the riot.
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— Poli Alert (@polialertcom) February 23, 2021