Prominent Democrats demand that Biden fire attorney general

Although Senate Democrats voted last year to unanimously confirm United States Attorney General Merrick Garland, it appears that some in the party are turning on him.

That’s according to a report from the Daily Caller this week which states that some on the left are calling for Garland to be replaced.  

Democratic representative claims Garland “is failing the United States”

Among them is Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro, who was quoted as telling CNN on Sunday that “Merrick Garland is failing the United States of America.”

Castro explained in a subsequent tweet that this dissatisfaction stems from the belief that Garland isn’t doing enough to go after former President Donald Trump.

“How many crimes does Trump need to commit to be prosecuted — or at least investigated — by the DOJ?” Castro demanded.

“He pressured lawmakers to overturn an election and obstructed justice to hide his crimes,” the Democratic congressman alleged, adding, “Trump is a threat to our democracy, and we need to treat him like one.”

The Daily Caller pointed out that Castro was far from being the only left-wing figure to express dissatisfaction with Garland’s performance as attorney general.

Jonathan Turley says Biden is using the media as an anti-Garland mouthpiece

Former Republican operative turned NeverTrump activist Cheri Jacobus agreed, tweeting, “It’s time for a group of respected, experienced, influential legal eagles to sign a letter to President Biden demanding the firing of Merrick Garland.”

“It has to happen, and this can give Biden some political cover,” Jacobus insisted, adding, “The status quo cannot stand.”

On Monday, Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin joined the chorus as well, writing, “If Biden is displeased with Garland — or finds he lacks the necessary qualities to conduct the sort of investigation our fragile democracy requires — Biden can replace him.”

“He has every right to a new attorney general who embraces the public, educational nature of the job and who will push back aggressively against institutional reticence and wariness of disrupting outmoded conventions,” she argued.

For his part, constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley wrote on his blog that the president is using media allies to try and pressure his attorney general into prosecuting Trump. According to Turley, this “allows the media to say that Biden never said it directly to Garland, but the message was delivered by the media.”

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