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Tue Feb 16, 2021, 06:08 AM

The long journey of Merrick Garland.

He was nominated to be a Supreme Court Justice by President Barack Obama. Mitch McConnell, as Majority Leader, refused to give him a hearing. Lindsey Graham, Chair of the Senate Judiciary, said we should just wait and "let the people decide" at the next election. Donald Trump became the President at the next election and Merrick Garland never got the opportunity to sit on the bench of the Supreme Court.

Four disastrous years later, after three partisan Republicans were nominated to the Supreme Court, Merrick Garland was nominated by the new President, Joe Biden, to be his next Attorney General.

It appears that fate has played a strange hand with Mr Garland? Historically, his nomination to be the next Attorney General may be more significant and more important than a seat on the Supreme Court?

Coincidentally, Lindsey Graham is making a trip down to Mar-A-Lago this weekend to play golf with the disgraced and criminal ex-President, Donald Trump, to discuss the "future of the Republican Party", he says. No doubt, the name of Merrick Garland will likely come up? Does Donald Trump want a straight shooter like Merrick Garland going after his criminal acts? Will Lindsey try to intimidate or block him in his confirmation hearing?

As fate would have it, Merrick Garland will have some big decisions to make, in regards to investigations and prosecutions of Mr Trump and his Republican accomplices. Although revenge is a dish best served cold, it is probably not a thought that Mr Garland entertains? He will follow the law. He will support the FBI and the US Attorneys in their efforts to get to the truth.

The one question that might arise? Will he delay investigating and prosecuting until the Capitol Commission finishes their work? Although a "Commission" has not yet been established, it is highly likely that it will be.

The journey of Merrick Garland has taken a road that no one, especially Republicans, could have ever predicted.

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Aristus Feb 16 #6
malaise Feb 16 #3
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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 06:13 AM

1. Republicans may wish they put him on the Supreme Court by the time he's finished.

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Response to RandySF (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 06:32 AM

2. Truly. Is there any more urgent matter than investigating Thee Crook?

Pick any month or year or day in the past 4 to 30 years. Crime by 45 is crying out to be rooted out and justice done.

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Response to RandySF (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 02:27 PM

6. Yeah.

I guess they never thought that Garland would just be one of nine on SCOTUS.

As Attorney General, he's number one at the DOJ.

I suppose we should be lucky Republicans are so stupid. Unfortunately, they are stupid and destructive...

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 07:11 AM

3. K & R

Lock them up!

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 02:19 PM

4. And it's bending towards justice

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 02:25 PM

5. The 1/6 Commission must NOT interfere with criminal prosecutions.

If it goes the way these things usually go, it'll be a whitewash. It had better not compound the damage by handing out immunity in exchange for testimony.

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