Old Joe Biden may be on the verge of firing one of his chief henchmen in the dismantling of the American republic, Attorney General Merrick Garland. That would be one of the first positive things he has done in three-plus years of the Biden regime, but as you’d expect, he is contemplating doing it for all the wrong reasons.
As Matt Margolis reported Saturday, Old Joe “has become increasingly frustrated with Attorney General Merrick Garland following the release of the Hur report.” It seems that “Biden privately questioned the need for a special counsel investigation at all, and wanted Garland to ‘rein in’ the report.” Instead, the world was treated to special counsel Robert Hur’s assessment that Biden is an “elderly man with a poor memory,” and Biden confirmed that in his furious debacle of a press conference Thursday night, when he confused the presidents of Egypt and Mexico and forgot where he obtained his rosary while yelling about how good his memory was.
As far as Biden is concerned, this is all Garland’s fault, as if we never would have noticed his failing cognitive abilities if it weren’t for his allowing the release of the Hur report. Add to the lengthy list of things Biden has apparently forgotten all the incidents in which he displayed his advancing dementia in the past, most recently by insisting that he had long chats with two long-dead European leaders, Helmut Kohl and François Mitterrand, about the phony Jan. 6 “insurrection.”
Now, getting rid of Merrick Garland would be a great idea. After Eric Holder served in the position, it’s hard to imagine that there could be a worse attorney general, but there is no doubt whatsoever that Garland is the worst attorney general in American history, because he has aided and abetted the Biden regime’s sinister authoritarian bent. Old Joe and Garland have the distinction of being the first presidential administration in American history to bring criminal charges against its chief opponent.
And that’s by no means all. Biden and Garland have a long and ever-lengthening record of being intolerant of dissent, the tolerance of which is the foundation of any free society. Besides the Disinformation Governance Board that would have policed speech that dissented from the leftist establishment’s perspective, it sicced the FBI on angry parents protesting at school board meetings, worked with Twitter and other social media giants to silence and deplatform people with opposing views, and even sent spies into Catholic churches.
At every step of the way, Garland would get summoned before Congress and asked angry questions about his obvious authoritarianism. Garland would insist, in the face of mountains of evidence to the contrary, that his “Justice” Department was as impartial as the day was long, and that was that. Congress did nothing, when Garland should have been impeached and removed from office long ago.
What’s more, if Biden is determined to make Garland the fall guy, instead of blaming him for the Hur report, which only confirmed what everyone already knew, he should have made his attorney general the fall guy for his regime’s disrespect for the fundamental principle of the American system, that of loyal opposition. The relentless efforts to frame Donald Trump for an “insurrection” that never was, Biden’s infamous red-and-black speech in which he declared half of the country outside the bounds of acceptable political discourse, the active abetting of the deplatforming and silencing of those with views that differed from those of the administration — if Biden had blamed Garland for all that and given him the axe, while stoutly affirming his respect for the American system, he would have actually done something positive for the first time in fifty-plus years of feeding at the public trough.
Instead, Garland is apparently on his way out because he allowed people to see that even those who are among the political elites knows that Biden is an empty shell. This means that if Garland is indeed fired, he will be replaced by someone just like him or worse. The lessons that should have been learned from his disastrous tenure have not been learned, and will be repeated. The only thing that will stop the creeping authoritarianism of this regime will be if the voters are able to head it off at the ballot box in time.