Attorney General Merrick Garland Hit with Crushing Arrest News

Attorney General Merrick Garland Hit with Crushing Arrest News

The House could vote this week on a proposal that might lead to the arrest of Attorney General Merrick Garland by the House sergeant at arms.

Republican Rep. Anna Paulina Luna of Florida announced she will push for a vote to hold Garland in what is known as inherent contempt of Congress. This action is in response to the Department of Justice’s refusal to provide the audio recordings of special counsel Robert Hur’s interviews with President Joe Biden during the investigation into Biden’s possession of classified documents, as reported by Fox News on Monday.

Garland has stated that he will not release the tapes due to Biden’s claim of executive privilege.

“The only option to ensure compliance with our subpoena is to use our constitutional authority of inherent contempt,” Luna said in a letter to her fellow House members.

“In the next few days, I will call up my resolution holding Attorney General Merrick Garland in inherent contempt of Congress, and I look forward to each of you voting in favor of it,” she wrote.

“The urgency of this situation cannot be overstated. Our ability to legislate effectively and fulfill our constitutional duties is at stake. We must act now to protect the integrity and independence of the legislative branch,” Luna added.

Inherent contempt permits the House sergeant at arms to take an individual into custody for congressional action, according to the Constitution Center.

Fox News’ Chad Pergram indicated that a contempt vote could take place on Wednesday or Thursday.

On June 12, Garland was found in criminal contempt, resulting in a referral for action to the Justice Department, which declined to act on the House’s request.

According to Fox News, Luna’s letter stated that this refusal was the final straw.

“The Department of Justice’s blatant disregard for Congress as an institution, exemplified by its refusal to prosecute Attorney General Merrick Garland, is a direct threat to this legislative body. Attorney General Garland’s defiance of two lawful subpoenas is a clear violation of our authority,” she wrote.

The congresswoman emphasized that Congress needs to use its powers effectively.

“The executive branch will continue to withhold information from Congress if there are no consequences for their actions,” Luna said.

“It is imperative that Congress uses its inherent contempt powers and instructs the Sergeant at Arms to bring Attorney General Garland to the House for questioning and compel him to produce the requested evidence,” she wrote.

“The Department of Justice and the attorney general cannot be the ultimate deciders of whether or not a congressional subpoena is enforced. If Congress allows this to happen, we risk being subordinated to the attorney general and being completely neutered in our ability to legislate,” the Republican lawmaker said.

In a news release posted on her website last week, Luna stated that Garland has been lobbying Republican members of the House.

“Attorney General Garland is now calling moderate Republicans, pushing them to vote against my inherent contempt resolution,” she said. “This is the very definition of corruption. He believes he is above the law and can tell elected members of Congress what to do.

“My message to Garland is straightforward: release the tapes to Congress and let us listen to them.”

“Why is Merrick Garland fighting so hard to keep these tapes hidden?” Luna questioned. “What is on those tapes that is making him act in a criminal manner to protect Joe Biden?

“Any other American would be in jail for what he is doing. This blatant abuse of power must be stopped. The American people deserve integrity in our institutions, not political corruption.”

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