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GOP House Reps. reportedly set to punish Garland for alleged partisanship if they retake the House

A group of GOP House representatives are making plans to go after Attorney General Merrick Garland for what they say is partisan leadership in the Department of Justice, according to the Washington Times.

The Times reported this week that House representatives are in talks to go on the offensive against the Attorney General for his failure to enforce laws against protests and demonstrations outside the homes of US Supreme Court justices, and for allegedly utilizing anti-terrorism resources to go after parents of school children who spoke out at school board meetings about various controversial issues.

“We just need to investigate and get all the facts right now,” said Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), who is reportedly involved in the plans to punish Garland. Rep. Jordan told The Washington Times. “We’re focused on getting the truth for the American people.”

Another lawmaker who declined to be identified by the Times said, “We’ve got to look into Garland. We are having conversations. A lot of times in the past, with Benghazi and other things, we had big hearings, and then kind of now what?” They added, “Right now, what we’re doing is having conversations about what we are going to specifically do to hold him to account. We can have hearings. We can talk about contempt, and we can talk about impeachment, but the best thing we can do is stop funding.”

According to Jordan, several Department of Justice whistleblowers have come forward to assist in the plans to attack Garland if the Republicans take the House of Representatives in the upcoming midterm elections. According to the Times, Republicans in the House have not yet decided on a course of action or a desired outcome, but gunning for impeachment is not off the table.

ARTICLE: LAURA SPIVAK

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE 

PHOTO CREDITS: TIME.COM

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