GOP Congresswoman Pushes to Arrest and Try Merrick Garland

( – Typically, when a person is found to be in contempt, they immediately face the consequences of their actions. However, when Congress votes to hold someone in contempt, the Department of Justice becomes responsible for enforcing that action. But what if the person in contempt is your boss? It appears that makes a difference to the DOJ, which has refused to do anything about the charges. However, one representative has found a way around the DOJ.

Attorney General Merrick Garland has refused to comply with a subpoena issued by the House Judiciary and Oversight committees. They want to hear the audio files of an interview between President Joe Biden and Special Counsel Robert Hur regarding the handling of classified documents found in various locations after he left the office of vice president in 2017.

Hur declined to prosecute, saying Biden would come off as an “elderly man with a poor memory.” Since the transcript has been released, the Committee feels there’s no reason the audio files can’t be released so they can hear just how impaired the president was during the interview. Garland has refused to release them, defying a subpoena, and subsequently found to be in criminal contempt of Congress.

Now, Representative Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL) wants to use an inherent contempt charge to bring Garland before the House and try him for the charges there. This would bypass the DOJ and could result in Garland being arrested and held under the authority of the House Sergeant at Arms.

In her letter to fellow members, Luna wrote, “This power [inherent contempt], deeply rooted in history and law, is crucial to the legislative function, ‘and Congress must utilize it to ensure that executive branch officials comply with Congress’s demands.”

At this time, a vote has not been scheduled.

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