MTG Files Articles of Impeachment Against AG Garland

By Richard Moorhead August 12, 2022 at 4:03pm
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This could be the first step toward Attorney General Merrick Garland’s impeachment.
Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia introduced articles of impeachment targeting Garland in the House of Representatives on Friday.

Henry Rodgers

Scoop: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene
@RepMTG will soon be introducing articles of impeachment against AG Merrick Garland after the raid of Trumps Mar-a-Lago. @DailyCaller

5:07 PM · Aug 12, 2022

Greene’s impeachment resolution accuses Garland of “endangering, compromising, and undermining the justice system of the United States” by aiding in the “persecution” of former President Donald Trump.

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The impeachment articles come one day after Garland revealed that he personally signed off on a search warrant application targeting Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence.
On Monday, FBI agents seized various documents in Trump’s possession following a dispute between the former president and the National Archives over their proper custody.

Cabinet officials can be impeached using the same process the Constitution outlines for the president, with one difference.
The vice president presides over Senate impeachment trials of civil officers like Garland, whereas the chief justice of the Supreme Court presides over impeachment trials of presidents.

Conviction in a Senate impeachment trial and removal from office requires 67 votes, a high standard.
However, the House can impeach a Cabinet official with a simple majority vote.
It’s unlikely that a Garland impeachment would pass the majority-Democratic House. It’s much likelier that Garland could be impeached if Republicans seize the House in November.

Henry Rodgers
Aug 12, 2022


Replying to @henryrodgersdc“Our justice system should never be used to intimidate political opposition simply because the party in power is afraid to lose that power. In this case, abusing the DOJ to prevent President Trump from heading back to the White House,” @RepMTG continued.

Henry Rodgers

“The Attorney General’s actions are a disgrace and a stain on our great nation. Merrick Garland should be impeached, convicted, and removed from office,” @RepMTG concluded.

5:15 PM · Aug 12, 2022

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Greene explained why she was introducing the articles of impeachment on the steps of the Capitol.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

I just filed articles of impeachment against Merrick Garland.

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5:32 PM · Aug 12, 2022

“Merrick Garland has abused his position of power as the attorney general to politically persecute [President] Joe Biden’s enemies,” Greene said.
“We cannot tolerate this in America where our great institutions are [wielded] and abused in such a way to defeat people’s political enemies,” she said of Garland’s conduct.
The Georgia firebrand has previously filed articles of impeachment against Biden himself.

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