Marjorie Taylor Greene files articles of impeachment against Garland
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) announced Friday that she has filed articles of impeachment against Attorney General Merrick Garland as the FBI’s search of the former president’s Florida residence disrupts republicans.
Greene’s resolution claims that the Attorney General “personal approval to request a search warrant for the raid on the house of 45e United States President Donald J. Trump is a blatant attempt to persecute a political opponent.
The search warrant was approved by a federal judge and was unsealed on Friday after approval from the Justice Department and Trump’s lawyers.
The warrant showed the FBI secured classified documents that were taken to Mar-a-Lago and suggests the former president is being investigated for possible violations of the Espionage Act.
Republicans, including Greene, have repeatedly accused the Justice Department of going after Trump for political reasons.
Its resolution asserts that “Garland’s effort to unseal the search warrant for the home of former President Donald J. Trump constitutes an attempt to intimidate, harass, and potentially disqualify a political challenger to President Joseph R. Biden, Jr”.
The White House said Biden had no knowledge of the FBI research, and no evidence was presented to dispute that. A Department of Justice spokesperson declined to comment on The Hill.
Articles of impeachment against Garland are unlikely to pass Congress given the Democratic majority, and it’s unclear how many Republicans would support the resolution.
Mike Lillis contributed.
Updated at 8:46 p.m.