(Natural News) In the early days of Biden’s presidency, his administration is already creating brand new definitions for terms like “domestic terrorism.”
(Article by Travis republished from WeLoveTrump.com)
Apparently, the events of the short Capital riot on January 6th are absolutely domestic terrorism, while the year long rioting and assaults on federal buildings in Portland by Antifa is not.
That’s right, Democrats have introduced yet another double standard.
This one comes from Joe Biden’s pick for Attorney General, Judge Merrick Garland.
Garland, who has openly called the Capital riot “domestic terrorism,” was questioned by Josh Hawley on whether or not the attack last year on a Portland courthouse was as well.
Garland’s immediate reaction was akin to that of a deer in the headlights.
He then suggested that because the courthouse was not open, the attacks may not have been “domestic terrorism” at all.
Breitbart has more on Garland’s double standard response:
Judge Merrick Garland told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday that Antifa’s attacks on the U.S. courthouse in Portland last year may not have been “domestic terrorism,” because unlike the Capitol riot, they took place at night when the court was not “in operation.”
Garland, who is President Joe Biden’s nominee for U.S. Attorney General, was questioned at his confirmation hearing by Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO):
Sen. Hawley: Let me ask you about assaults on federal property in places other than Washington, DC — Portland, for instance, Seattle. Do you regard assaults on federal courthouses or other federal property as acts of domestic extremism, domestic terrorism?
Judge Garland: Well, Senator, my own definition, which is about the same as the statutory definition, is the use of violence or threats of violence in attempt to disrupt the democratic processes. So an attack on a courthouse, while in operation, trying to prevent judges from actually deciding cases, that plainly is domestic extremism, domestic terrorism. 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. One is — both are criminal, but one is a core attack on our democratic institutions.
Here’s video of the question from Hawley, and Garland’s response:
Notable exchange btwn Sen. Hawley and Garland — Hawley asks if attacking courthouses is domestic extremism/terrorism, re: Portland. Garland draws a line between attacking federal property at night/generally and, in a clear nod to Jan. 6, doing it to stop judges from hearing cases
— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) February 22, 2021
When I watched the AG nominee Garland say that the ANTIFAS attack on the Federal Courthouse in Portland was not a domestic terrorist attack because it was carried out at night, it was as if his hand came out of the computer screen and violently slapped my intelligence.
— Emilson Nunes Costa (@EmilsonNunesCo2) February 23, 2021
Today, Merrick Garland:
—Refused to say if men should play in women's sports
—Refused to say illegal border crossings should remain a crime
—Refused to say ANTIFA engaged in domestic terrorism in Portland
Don't let the media lie to you, Biden's pick for AG is NOT a moderate.
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) February 23, 2021
This was a stunningly stupid answer by Garland, and one that does not inspire confidence in his potential role as Attorney General.
This is especially disturbing because Garland promised to defend the Portland courthouse against anarchists when questioned by Senator Lindsey Graham:
Sen. Lindsey Graham to Judge Merrick Garland: "Do you promise to defend the Portland courthouse against anarchists?" pic.twitter.com/6pRID0KZrM
— The Hill (@thehill) February 22, 2021
So, does this mean Garland will only protect the federal courthouse in the day time?
This is not the answers Americans want from someone who is likely to be Biden’s new Attorney General.
Merrick Garland claiming #Antifa attacks on Portland, OR federal courthouse weren't domestic terrorism because they were "at night" is an eye-rolling distinction w/o a difference. Typical lawyer parsing of facts, which is why people hate lawyers.
— Scott St. Clair (@PiperScott1949) February 23, 2021
@SenatorHagerty I just watched excerpts from Garland’s questioning… he doesn’t know enough about the protest and riots in Portland and all the other cities last summer? He hasn’t thought about the border crossings be any legal??
He’s too stupid to be a AG
— Melanie Miller White (@MelanieMillerW3) February 23, 2021
So just so we’re clear…
This may not be “domestic terrorism.”
Yeah, so are we…