Merrick Garland Should Be Impeached for His Response to Roe Being Overturned – Opinion

Responses to the Supreme Court’s overturning Roe v. Wade They have come in heavy and hot. Consternation has flowed out of the pro-abortion crowd, with media outcry mirroring the intense outrage displayed by Democrat politicians.

But one person you’d hope would react with some levity would be AG Merrick Garland. At the end of the day, Merrick Garland is the head of the DOJ, which is meant to be neutral and focussed on the law, rather than enacting revenge against the Biden administration.

Yet, that’s the direction things are obviously headed after seeing Garland’s statement. It is clear that he disregards the federal role in law enforcement and gives his enormous bureaucracy the freedom to serve the interests of pro-abortion groups. It may have been the most political moment in DOJ’s history.

“The Justice Department strongly disagrees with the Court’s decision. This is an extremely damaging decision for the United States’ reproductive freedom. It will impact lives across the nation immediately. And it will be greatly disproportionate in its effect – with the greatest burdens felt by people of color and those of limited financial means,” Garland said.

I want to stop there to comment on how racist and insulting Garland’s assertion is. Why will the greatest burden fall on “people of color”? Is the idea that “black and brown” Americans are so stupid and incapable that they need to be able to kill their children, less they fail miserably at life? Because that’s what it sounds like Garland is saying.

Moving on, the AG then pledged to “advance” reproductive freedom, something I’m pretty sure is not within the purview of the DOJ.

“We recognize that traveling to obtain reproductive care may not be feasible in many circumstances. But under bedrock constitutional principles, women who reside in states that have banned access to comprehensive reproductive care must remain free to seek that care in states where it is legal,” Garland said.

“The Justice Department will work tirelessly to protect and advance reproductive freedom,” he continued. “Under the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, the Department will continue to protect healthcare providers and individuals seeking reproductive health services in states where those services remain legal.”

Here, it appears that Garland is unilaterally declaring that abortion is interstate commerce and thus can’t be regulated by the states. From where does he get the authority to declare such an assertion? How will he enforce this claim?

Lastly, Garland then said something that I believe is impeachable, openly expressing the DOJ’s support for abortion and calling on Congress to “codify” RoeAt the federal level.

“The Department strongly supports efforts by Congress to codify Americans’ reproductive rights, which it retains the authority to do. We also support other legislative efforts to ensure access to comprehensive reproductive services,” he said. “And we stand ready to work with other arms of the federal government that seek to use their lawful authorities to protect and preserve access to reproductive care. Mifepristone was approved by the FDA. States may not ban Mifepristone based on disagreement with the FDA’s expert judgment about its safety and efficacy.”

It has been exposed as a partisan party political organization. The Biden administration reduced the DOJ to pushing preferred Democrat policies. Even those which could endanger the lives and health of children. If that’s not a dereliction of duty and violation of oath worthy of removal then nothing is. Garland’s statement is a direct challenge to the constitutional power of the Supreme Court, with it boiling down to a promise to defy Friday’s landmark ruling.

Republicans are on track to win the House in November, so impeaching Garland should be one of the first things they do. His actions have stepped over the line several times since he’s taken office, but this is by far his worst betrayal of the DOJ yet. It can’t be allowed to stand, if the department is going to maintain any semblance of credibility going forward.