Fox News host Jesse Watters tore into Attorney General Merrick Garland Wednesday for standing by his memo to Department of Justice employees addressing a federal response to violence and intimidation of school board officials.
Garland told the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday the National School Boards Association’s apology over the letter that inspired his memo would not affect the DOJ’s position when it comes to intervening in threats against school board officials.
Watters stated on “The Five” that Watters was “a puppet”. He is a puppet for the radical left and dumb. He isn’t articulate. He could not answer even one question. Because his family is wealthy by pushing CRT, he is an inept puppet. “
Attorney General Merrick Garland testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing examining the Department of Justice on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. (Tasos Katopodis/Pool via AP)
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When he appeared before the House Judiciary Committee last week, Garland acknowledged the influence of the NSBA’s original letter, which cited instances including non-violent behavior by frustrated parents that did not include threats, but that was deemed disruptive.
Watters said Garland’s refusal to back away from the memo despite the NSBA’s updated statement is reminiscent of the FBI’s reliance on the Steele dossier even though its allegations were unverified and unsubstantiated.
“The letter blows up. He continued the FBI task force, instead of dropping it,” he said. What does this remind me of? This reminds me of the time when they used it to spy upon Trump. “
Merrick Garland, U.S. attorney general, during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021.. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
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Watters questioned Garland’s focus on the matter, wondering whether his time as attorney general would be better spent on U.S. national security.
“Imagine you are the attorney general and you think about the threat matrix coming in,” Watters said. What are we supposed to be concerned about? Gun tracking, ISIS sympathizers and counterfeiters, ISIS sympathizers, ISIS supporters, ISIS sympathizers, ISIS corporate fraudsters…but no. One lib writes a letter to his attorney general, in which he states that he will pursue the FBI against angry parents. ‘”