In a recent interview with talk show host Howie Carr, former President Donald Trump gave an interesting response when asked about the possible impeachment of Attorney General Merrick Garland. Carr pressed Trump twice on whether he supported impeachment, and while Trump didn’t directly answer the question, his comments were certainly eyebrow-raising.
Donald Trump Gives Inexplicable Answer When Asked About a Possible Garland Impeachment https://t.co/Alu81e8blm
— RedState (@RedState) June 28, 2023
Trump expressed surprise and shock over Garland’s actions, stating that he expected Garland to prioritize his obligation to the country over protecting President Biden. Trump cited the various controversies surrounding Garland’s tenure, including his targeting of concerned parents as “domestic terrorists” and his selective prosecution of pro-life activists. Given all of this, it’s perplexing that Trump would be surprised by Garland’s behavior.
NEW: @RonDeSantis urges House Republicans to impeach Attorney General Merrick Garland.
“If a cabinet member is behaving like Garland, then they’re opening themselves up to it. I think they should pursue this.” pic.twitter.com/BzVa2Gcx1D
— DeSantis War Room 🐊 (@DeSantisWarRoom) June 27, 2023
Now, I can understand Trump’s desire to reserve judgment until all the facts are presented, given the politically motivated impeachment attempts he faced during his own presidency. But it’s hard to reconcile his surprise with the glaring evidence against Garland. One would think that Trump, having experienced firsthand the weaponization of government institutions against political opponents, would be more critical of Garland’s actions.
In contrast, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis had a more assertive stance on the issue. He suggested that if a cabinet member behaved like Garland, they should be held accountable through impeachment. DeSantis expressed disbelief at some of the decisions made under Garland’s watch. His response seems more in line with the gravity of the situation.
It’s clear that both Trump and DeSantis understand the importance of upholding justice and the rule of law. However, DeSantis’s straightforward answer appears to be better suited to the circumstances. The American people deserve transparency and accountability, especially when it comes to the actions of high-ranking officials like Merrick Garland.
In the end, it is up to the American people to decide which answer resonates with them. But it’s crucial to remember that our leaders should prioritize the interests of the country over political alliances.