The Biden administration is making it clear that the Department of Justice is being guided more by ideological propaganda than the even-handed application of the rule of law when it comes to the prosecution of crimes in the United States. On Wednesday, Biden officials testified that “white supremacy” is the greatest threat to the country, despite any empirical evidence that would lead an objective analyst to draw such a far-fetched conclusion.
“Attorney General Merrick Garland and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas appeared before the Senate Appropriations Committee for a hearing on domestic extremism as Congress ramped up its scrutiny this week of the circumstances around the attack on the Capitol,” the Hill reported.
“Both Garland and Mayorkas testified that white supremacist groups pose the most serious domestic national security threat in the U.S., reinforcing what analysts have long concluded about far-right organizations,” the Hill continued.
“Domestic violent extremists pose an elevated threat in 2021 and in the FBI’s view, the top domestic violent extremist threat we face comes from racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists, specifically those who advocate for the superiority of the white race,” Garland said.
The Attorney General rejected arguments from Republicans like Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby who challenged Garland on the Department of Justice prosecution crimes committed by Black Lives Matter and Antifa activists in Portland Oregon with “equal vigor” as it was going after Capitol rioters on January 6th.
“We don’t care what the ideology is, violations of law are pursued and are prosecuted,” the DOJ unpersuasively argued. “I think it’s fair to say that in my career as a judge, and in law enforcement, I have not seen a more dangerous threat to democracy than the invasion of the Capitol,” Garland said.
“There was an attempt to interfere with the fundamental passing of an element of our democracy, the peaceful transfer of power. And if there has to be a hierarchy of things that we prioritize, this would be the one we’d prioritize. It is the most dangerous threat to our democracy. That does not mean that we don’t focus on other threats.”
This is a demonstrably false narrative. Many of the rioters were let into the Capitol building by the police. The crimes committed in the building were most egregiously vandalism and theft; none of the rioters were charged with murder. Of the five people who died in the riot, four had died of natural causes. Only Ashli Babbitt, a Trump supporter, was killed in the event by an unidentified police officer. None of the protesters were armed.
It makes no sense that the event was an actual “coup” to overturn the results of an election, contrary what to what the media argues. The Republican objectors were following a constitutionally guaranteed precedent that had been set most recently by Democrats in 2001, 2005, and 2017.
While the Capitol Riots was certainly a harrowing event that was an attack on the constitutionally guaranteed function of the Electoral College, it was not a year-long orgy of rioting in cities across America, which entailed burning buildings, looting businesses and murdering dozens of innocent civilians.
Despite the stationing of thousands of National Guard troops in Washington D.C. in the aftermath of the January 6th riot, there were no further attacks on the Capitol (except for BLM protesters marching and threatening to burn the city down). The ‘protests’ in state capitols around America that were predicted for Biden’s Inauguration Day with much media alarmism turned out to be quiet, peaceful, even pathetic affairs.
It is time that the Department of Justice stop gaslighting Americans with political propaganda and start doing its job. Prevent mass shootings (including the three-quarters of incidents committed by African-American assailants), protect our inner cities (with exploding violent crime rates thanks in part to “defunding the police”) and secure the country from attacks by hostile nations like China and Russia. Americans don’t need the left’s delusional talking points; they need safety and security. That can only be provided by law enforcement officials who live in actual reality.