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Merrick Garland Is Enraging Democrats Who Want to See Trump Behind Bars

Posted On: Dec 3, 2021   |   Posted By: The New Republic

A lot of people are mad at Attorney General Merrick Garland these days. Much of it comes from predictable quarters. For instance, earlier this month, Garland announced he would create a federal task force to address a “disturbing” recent surge in “harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence” against school board members and educators. Republican lawmakers and right-wing parents , who hope to foment a suburban backlash to Democrats ahead of next year's midterms, tellingly took it as a personal attack on them and lashed out accordingly. But other critics of the attorney general are more surprising. One of the most prominent recent ones is California Representative Adam Schiff, a top House Democrat and a member of the House January 6 Committee. Schiff told Yahoo News's Michael Isikoff on Tuesday that he disagreed with what he saw as Garland's reluctance to bring charges against former President Donald Trump for alleged criminal offenses. “I think there's a real desire on the part of the attorney general,...

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