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Garland says Antifa attacks may not be domestic terrorism depending on the time of day

“Both are criminal, but one is a core attack on our democratic institutions.”

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During the first day of his confirmation hearings, Judge Merrick B. Garland – President Biden’s nominee for attorney general – told the Senate Judiciary Committee that there’s a distinction between an attack on government property at night and during the day: one is domestic terrorism, while the other may not be.

“Let me ask you about assaults on federal property in places other than Washington D.C. – Portland, for instance, Seattle – do you regard assaults on federal courthouses or other federal property as acts of domestic extremism, domestic terrorism?” Missouri Senator Josh Hawley asked.

“Well, Senator, my own definition, which is about the same as the statutory definition, is the use of violence or threats of violence in an attempt to disrupt democratic processes,” he said. 

“So, an attack on a courthouse while in operation, trying to prevent judges from actually deciding cases that blatantly is domestic extremism, domestic terrorism,” he continued. 

“An attack simply on a government property at night or any other kind of circumstances is a clear crime and a serious one and should be punished. I don’t know enough about the facts of the example you’re talking about but that’s where I draw the line,” he added. 

“Both are criminal, but one is a core attack on our democratic institutions.”

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5 Comments

  1. AJ Maimbourg

    February 23, 2021 at 3:55 pm

    VIOLENCE IS VIOLENCE NO MATTER WHAT TIME OF DAY IT IS! We cannot allow this demented person to be our new Attorney General!

  2. Lin

    February 23, 2021 at 5:28 pm

    DUH——–an attack is an attack!!!!!!!!!

  3. kAmA

    February 24, 2021 at 9:59 am

    This damn moron – all the Biden ‘picks’ are morons, look at the Levine freak of nature!!! The hypocrisy is maddening – look what was done in Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Minnesota, Green Bay – ARE YOU KIDDING ME?????

  4. Craig Kaufman

    February 25, 2021 at 9:23 am

    These asshats can’t be serious. Demorats are the most hypocritical bunch. Two sets of laws….one for them, one for the Conservatives….keep your powder dry!

  5. H. Jones

    March 10, 2021 at 10:56 am

    So, in daytime, when people could get hurt, it is not but at night, when the building is empty, it is??? None of these people can answer straight questions with a straight answer! And you can see how they revel in their contempt for us, the voters, screaming into our faces, showing us that we have nothing to say. They are in power and they will do everything with whatever means it takes, to stay there.

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