Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene has filed articles of impeachment against federal officeholders before.
This time, the Republican from Georgia is taking on Attorney General Merrick Garland.
Greene filed articles of impeachment against Garland on Wednesday, accusing him of “facilitating the weaponization and politicization of the United States justice system against the American people.”
Greene accused Garland of pursuing justice with a political bias. She says he has refused to prosecute “Antifa and Black Lives Matters rioters” and “leftist extremists” who allegedly harassed and threatened Supreme Court justices.
“Since Merrick Garland took over as Attorney General in March of 2021, he has completely weaponized the Department of ‘Injustice.’ The politicization of the DOJ has resulted in the persecution of the left’s political enemies, and a two-tiered justice system,” Greene said in a statement.
Garland and the Biden administration are committing election interference, Greene alleged in her statement, by persecuting and trying to prosecute former President Donald Trump.
“The DOJ’s persecution of Joe Biden’s primary political adversary, Donald J. Trump, is anti-American,” Greene said. “Raiding the former President’s home for legally declassifying documents is a transparent violation of justice. Persecuting a declared candidate for president of the United States is nothing short of election interference.”
Earlier this week, Greene also said she wanted to impeach FBI Director Christopher Wray and U.S. Attorney Matthew Graves. Greene also introduced a resolution in 2021 to impeach President Joe Biden.
There was no immediate response from Democrats.