Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has written a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin (D-IL) requesting that Attorney General Merrick Garland testifies for his failure to act to protect conservative members of the Supreme Court.
Cruz wants Garland to “detail the steps the Department of Justice is taking to protect our Supreme Court Justices in the wake of an unprecedented harassment and intimidation campaign.”
“Unfortunately, despite clear evidence that federal law was violated by mobs of protesters at the Justices’ homes, the head of the Department of Justice, and chief law enforcement officer of the United States, flatly refused to enforce federal law,” Cruz wrote.
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Cruz noted that several days ago, the Supreme Court Marshal asked Maryland and Virginia officials to “enforce laws that prohibit picketing outside the homes of the Justices who live in the two states.”
“Further, the governors of Virginia and Maryland called upon Attorney General Garland to ‘enforce the law as it is written,’” Cruz wrote.
“Attorney General Garland, however, has ignored such calls, doing so with near-tragic results,” Cruz added.
Justice Brett Kavanaugh was faced with a death threat. Nicholas Roske, 26, was arrested and charged after he allegedly intended to carry out a murder-suicide plot against Kavanaugh at his Maryland home.
“Intimidation attempts have also occurred at the homes of Justice Alito, Justice Thomas, Justice Barrett and Chief Justice John Roberts,” Cruz noted. “In response to these threats, Attorney General Garland merely stated, ‘The Justice Department will not tolerate violence or threats of violence against judges or any other public servants at work, home or any other location.’”
Cruz added: “Attorney General Garland’s refusal to act, however, calls into question the sincerity of this statement.”
Cruz also blasted Garland for being “quick to condemn parents who attended school board meetings to protest radical policies pushed by some board members.”
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