Playing Politics with Terrorism: Merrick Garland’s Absurd Warning

Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., April 26, 2021. (Mandel Ngan/Pool via Reuters)
The AG’s testimony about the white-supremacist threat, and that posed by the Capitol riot, needs unpacking.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I n the latest episode of The McCarthy Report, Rich Lowry and I explored Attorney General Merrick Garland’s claim that he has never, in his long career in law enforcement and as a federal judge, seen a “more dangerous threat to democracy than the invasion of the Capitol” on January 6. If I were inclined to take Garland seriously, I’d be stunned. But, alas, he is best understood as just another spouter of the insidious narrative that currently drives Democratic politics — and not for the first time.

As detailed in reporting by NR’s Caroline Downey, the AG said last week that

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