AG Garland to tell lawmakers that attack on U.S. Capitol was ‘intolerable assault’ on democracy

Posted on AllSides October 21st, 2021
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US House Judiciary Committee, Merrick Garland, January 6, Capitol Chaos
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Attorney General Merrick Garland will tell the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday that federal prosecutors “are doing exactly what they are expected to do” in investigating the Jan. 6 pro-Trump attack on the U.S. Capitol.

“The Justice Department has undertaken an extraordinary effort to ensure that the perpetrators of criminal acts on Jan. 6 are held accountable,” Mr. Garland said in his prepared remarks.

He called the attack on the Capitol “an intolerable assault, not only on the Capitol and the brave law enforcement personnel who sought to protect it, but also on a fundamental element of...

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