Rep. Greene Announces Impeachment Articles Against AG Garland

The GOP backlash against Attorney General Merrick Garland continues in the wake of an FBI raid of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago estate in Florida earlier this week.

After Garland pushed for the federal search warrant to be unsealed, U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) confirmed that she filed articles of impeachment against the head of the Justice Department.

Specifically, her resolution indicates that Garland approved of a search warrant as “a blatant attempt to persecute a political opponent.”

Greene went on to accuse the attorney general of seeking to unseal the warrant in order to “intimidate, harass, and potentially disqualify a political challenger to President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.”

The contents of the search warrant seemed to indicate that federal authorities are investigating Trump for allegedly violating the Espionage Act.

Greene is just one of several high-profile Republicans who believe that the Justice Department’s action is a thinly veiled partisan attack against the early frontrunner in the 2024 GOP presidential primary.

She said the FBI raid amounted to “political persecution” against Trump, adding: “Merrick Garland has abused his position of power, as the attorney general, to politically persecute Joe Biden’s enemies. And the whole purpose of this is to prevent President Trump from ever being able to hold office.”

Another outspoken freshman lawmaker suggested that federal prosecutors should spend their time going after Democrats accused of wrongdoing.

“Did they find Hillary Clinton’s 33,000 deleted emails in the safe?” asked Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO). “That’s what I want to see.”

She also publicly endorsed Greene’s push to impeach Garland.

For his part, Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) expressed concerns about the manner by which the attorney general handled the investigation.

“The fact that Merrick Garland is selectively working through the media rather than releasing further details … makes all of this very fishy,” the congressman said. “There’s so much that the American people deserve to know that we don’t know.”

Greene has previously pursued articles of impeachment against Biden, including one resolution submitted the day after his inauguration. At that time, she cited his “pattern of abuse of power” as vice president during the Obama administration in making the case that he “is unfit to hold the office of the presidency.”