Marjorie Taylor Greene, the Republican Representative from Georgia, is introducing articles of impeachment against Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday. Greene claims that Garland has “material[ly] endanger[ed] the justice system of the United States and empower[ed] President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., to persecute his political adversaries at will.”
In a press release, Greene accused Garland of having “completely weaponized the Department of ‘Injustice’“ and that the “politicization of the DOJ has resulted in the persecution of the left’s political enemies, and a two–tiered justice system.” Greene highlighted instances of what she regarded as abuse of the bureau’s authority, such as the FBI’s “unprecedented raid“ on the home of former President Trump on Aug. 8, 2022, and the bureau’s creation of a “terrorist threat tag“ following the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade earlier that summer.
Greene also cited the FBI’s alleged targeting of parents concerned about their children’s education at the behest of a teacher’s union letter, as well as Garland’s refusal to prosecute “leftist extremists that harassed and threatened Supreme Court Justices at their homes in the wake of Dobbs decision.”
The proposed articles of impeachment against Garland come after Greene introduced a separate resolution to impeach FBI Director Christopher Wray.
The impeachment articles, obtained by Fox News Digital, allege that, under Wray’s watch, he has facilitated “the development of a Federal police force to intimidate, harass, and entrap American citizens that are deemed enemies of the Biden regime.”
Garland and the Biden administration have yet to comment on Greene‘s move to impeach the attorney general. But the White House has previously indicated its support for Garland, calling him a “highly respected and experienced prosecutor.”
The articles of impeachment against Garland mark the latest in a string of efforts by Greene to challenge the Biden administration. Earlier this year, the Georgia representative introduced a resolution to expel House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from office. That move was blocked by the House Rules Committee.
It is unclear whether the articles of impeachment against Garland will gain traction in the House. The resolution against Wray has yet to be voted on.
For now, the impeachment articles against Garland remain a symbolic move on the part of Greene. But the move could potentially open the door for further action against the Biden administration.