Marjorie Taylor-Greene’s Impeachment Week Continues – Now It’s Merrick Garland for “Weaponization of the Justice System”

Toby Hazlewood

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On May 17, Georgia's most outspoken and controversial Republican - Marjorie Taylor-Greene - continued what has become known as her 'impeachment week' as she announced an intention to go after U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland.

MTG had announced on the same day that she was introducing articles of impeachment of both the FBI Director Christopher Wray, and U.S. Attorney Matthew Graves. Ironically, this isn't even the first time that the Georgia Republican has gone after AG Garland.

Nine months ago, she announced her intention to take the same course of action against the Attorney General for his pursuit of her political idol and ally, the one-term former president Donald Trump.

Also ironically, Georgia's MTG was widely critical of Democrats in an aged tweet that she'd posted many months earlier, after they introduced articles of impeachment against Trump, calling the move a "dramatic distraction" from political business.
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Impeaching Garland for doing his job?

Georgia's Taylor-Greene appears to be seeking impeachment of leading figures in the United States judicial and legal systems, largely for doing their jobs, which is somewhat confusing.

A statement issued by MTG accuses AG Garland, well-known for prosecuting terrorists like Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, of:

"...facilitating the weaponization and politicization of the United States justice system against the American people."

In her press release, MTG also calls-out Garland for:

"...persecuting former and future President Donald J. Trump."

Her comments in this regard seem unsurprising, given her ongoing support of the one-term former president as he navigates the array of legal challenges and cases currently being pursued against him.
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Impeached for prosecuting J6 protestors?

The pattern continues in regard to MTG's rationale for why she has gone after the other targets for her 'impeachment week' Commenting on her reasons for impeaching the U.S. Attorney Graves, MTG gave insights into why she believes his impeachment would be appropriate:

"You have already abused your position by maliciously prosecuting at least 1000 people for January 6, but you recently announced that you are going to arrest 1000 more."

Taylor-Greene has been an active champion of those who participated in protests at the Capitol Building on January 6, and in March, visited a federal facility where detainees were being held. On that occasion MTG was frustrated by a protestor who disrupted her speech outside the facility by repeatedly blowing a whistle.

Against impeaching Republicans?

One area in which MTG doesn't appear to think that impeachment is appropriate, is in tackling those associated with the Republican party. In April, the Georgia Republican turned her focus onto one of New York's most notorious Democrats - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - a long-time nemesis of MTG's.

AOC had announced her intention to impeach Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, after it emerged that the judge may have taken several high-cost vacations paid for by a high-net-worth Republican donor.

MTG was immediately critical, once again stating that the Democrat wanted to "politically weaponize" the legal system.

It would seem then that the Georgia Republican feels it's appropriate to use impeachment, but only for those she wants to target.

Do you think that Marjorie Taylor-Greene should focus on substantive political issues rather than seeking to impeach those she disagrees with? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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