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Mon Mar 4, 2024, 06:31 PM Mar 4

I've been amazed by how many people who think attacking the DOJ who's prosecuting Trump is good politics [View all]

...maybe they don't think it's good politics. Maybe they're just not thinking of the consequences.

President Biden has never said a word of criticism against his AG, so it's a mystery to me why anyone would believe that kind of attack on the man carrying forward so much of the administration's justice initiatives is sound strategy in his reelection effort.

But it's the calls for Garland to resign that seem the most ignorant to me. What do people believe would be the political effect of removing the man who prosecuted over a thousand white supremacist Trump-supporting Capitol rioters, including for charges of Sedition and obstructing the vote?

What would be the actual political result of removing the man who hired the SC who quickened and deepened the Trump investigations into dual prosecutions with multiple felony counts?

That's not even considering the logistical problems of getting a newAG through the Senate and delaying ongoing DOJ prosecutions and investigations even further.

Besides, who else is hollering from the rooftops to have the AG removed? Is it really too hard to envision who would benefit the most from that ridiculous demand?

What evidence is there that a new AG would do ANYTHING differently than Garland? I think it's tragicomedic how this 'fire Garland' refrain gets repeated like it's some sage political advice.

Thank heavens the Biden WH isn't talking like this. I'd imagine they like being the administration who's holding Trump accountable. The president has said this week that defense of democracy is the reason he's running.

Do Garland critics believe he's so hapless as to allow the absurd things people accuse Garland of to continue, unconcerned and oblivious?

Someone should ask the president how he feels about his AG and then, when he correctly expresses confidence maybe people who presume to be defending the country against this admin's Attorney General can promote something other than counterproductive, politically dense suggestions to replace him.

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I don't believe removing an inadequate employee is as political as you're trying to make it. Think. Again. Mar 4 #1
lol, regarding Garland as an 'employee' of Biden's bigtree Mar 4 #2
I regard garland as an employee of the federal government. Think. Again. Mar 4 #5
the ability to fire isn't a suicide pact bigtree Mar 4 #8
What are you even talking about. Think. Again. Mar 4 #10
I hear you bigtree Mar 4 #12
Look, I get it, I know there's a serious process involved in placing an AG... Think. Again. Mar 4 #15
When there was not one inkling that garland MOMFUDSKI Mar 4 #3
you mean the WH should have had access to internal details of the DOJ investigations? bigtree Mar 4 #6
Too many want too much RIGHT NOW Attilatheblond Mar 4 #4
Merrick is that you, do you need a hug? nt Hotler Mar 4 #7
how would you guarantee the prosecutions continue unabated? bigtree Mar 4 #13
"President Biden has never said a word of criticism against his AG," WRONG. republianmushroom Mar 4 #9
To be perfectly clear, it is not "the DOJ'" broadly. It is Garland specifically and narrowly Stinky The Clown Mar 4 #11
so we should remain silent about a collossal fuck up ecstatic Mar 4 #14
yep, that's what the op says bigtree Mar 4 #16
I just wanted justice before the election, no matter how it was carried out. ecstatic Mar 4 #17
Would you be saying the same if the indictments came the day before the next presidential election? Goodheart Mar 5 #18
you still arguing the fantasy prosecution in your head? bigtree Mar 5 #19
And I'll be around to demolish your next batch of nonsense, too. Goodheart Mar 5 #20
This message was self-deleted by its author bigtree Mar 5 #22
Charles Pierce: Merrick Garland Needs to Be Thanked For His Service and Shown the Door Celerity Mar 5 #21
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