Democrat President Joe Biden’s Attorney General Merrick Garland snapped and lost his temper during an exchange with Republican Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ) during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday.
Van Drew, a former Democrat who flipped to join the Republicans, grilled Garland about the Biden administration’s weaponization of the Department of Justice (DOJ).
In particular, he hammered the AG about the DOJ’s targeting of Catholics.
However, under the pressure of questioning from Van Drew, Garland appeared to snap.
Jeff Van Drew is fed up with Garland and his weaponized DOJ attacking Catholics.
“It was your FBI that did this! It was your FBI sending undercover agents into Catholic Churches.” pic.twitter.com/nT9IwHZK0D
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) September 20, 2023
VAN DREW: “The two-tiered system of justice is clear and it’s clear to the American public.
“And the buck stops with the man in charge.
“That man is you. The actions of the DOJ are on you.
“The decline of Americans’ trust in our federal law enforcement is on you.
“The political weaponization of the DOJ is on you!
“I hold you accountable for the labeling of parents as domestic terrorists and for unleashing a special counsel on our current president’s political rival.
“The DOJ has become an enforcement arm of the Democratic Party.
“Attorney General, I need a simple yes or no to the following.
“Just yes or no because we don’t have much time.
“Do you agree that traditional Catholics are violent extremists, yes or no?”
GARLAND: “Let me answer what you’ve said in that long list of-
“I’ll be happy to answer all of those.”
VAN DREW: “Attorney General, I control the time.
“I’m gonna ask you to answer the questions I ask.”
GARLAND: “You’ve controlled the time by asking me a substantial number of things and I –”
VAN DREW: “I didn’t ask you those things, I made a statement.
“Attorney General, through the chair I ask you, do you agree that traditional Catholics are violent extremists?
“Answer the question.”
GARLAND: “I have no idea what traditional means here, let me just-”
VAN DREW: “Catholics! Catholics that go to church.”
GARLAND: “May I answer your question?
“The idea that someone with my family background would discriminate against any religion is so outrageous! So absurd!”
VAN DREW: “Mr. Attorney General, it was your FBI that did this.
“It was your FBI that was sending — and we have the memos, we have the emails –were sending undercover agents into Catholic churches.”
GARLAND: “Both I and the director of the FBI have said that we were appalled by that memo.”