(RepublicanInformer.com)- Far-left Attorney General Merrick Garland raised eyebrows and questions about the federal government’s potential involvement in the January 6 riots in Washington, D.C. this week, refusing to answer a direct question about the matter.
When Republican Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie showed Garland video footage taken between January 5 and 6 of a man encouraging people to go inside the Capitol Building, Garland refused to offer his thoughts on the matter. The man repeatedly encourages people that they should go into the building, which prompted many in the peaceful crowd to chant, “Fed! Fed! Fed!”
The man appears to smile when people accuse him of being a fed but goes on to encourage other people in different sections of the crowd to break the law and turn the peaceful gathering into an unlawful riot.
Members of Congress repeatedly pressed Garland on the matter, but every time he refused to offer any thoughts.
Take a look at the video that Rep. Massie showed Garland:
I just played this video for AG Merrick Garland. He refused to comment on how many agents or assets of the federal government were present in the crowd on Jan 5th and 6th and how many entered the Capitol. pic.twitter.com/lvd9n4mMHK
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) October 21, 2021
And the video of Massie showing this footage for Garland:
Here's the clip: pic.twitter.com/TzrtFvcgdp
— Scott Morefield (@SKMorefield) October 21, 2021
“You have those images there, and they’re captioned, they were from January 5 and January 6, as far as we can determine, the individual who is saying he will probably go to jail, probably be arrested but he wants everyone…but they need to go into the Capitol the next day, is then the next day directing people to the Capitol, and as far as we can find, this individual has not been charged with anything,” he said.
If he hasn’t been charged, and his face can be seen extremely visibly on camera, then wouldn’t that indicate that he is somehow protected?
Garland may think so. But who knows? He didn’t answer the question.
When Massie noted that Garland previously said that this has been one of the most sweeping investigations in history, he asked him if he had seen the video or the frames from the video, to which he responded, “one of the norms of the Justice Department is to not comment on pending investigations, and particularly not to comment on particular scenes.”