Attorney General Merrick Garland said Wednesday that the Department of Justice has “no higher priority” than bringing those responsible for last year’s Capitol Hill riots to justice, despite a rise in crime plaguing major American cities, Fox News informed.
Garland stated the protestors who took part in the rioting were “interfering with a basic ingredient of American democracy – the peaceful transfer of power from one administration to the next” the day before a “solemn event.”
“More than 725 defendants in virtually all 50 states and the District of Columbia for their roles in the January 6 attack,” Garland said.
Garland further revealed that over 300 persons had been charged with felonies by the department.
According to Garland, twenty of those accused with crimes have already pled guilty.
The nation’s top law enforcement official also praised the DOJ’s standards for criminal investigations, noting that “alternative rules” cannot be applied when evaluating whether someone broke the law.
Garland underlined that the investigation is ongoing and that information about what the agency is doing will be limited, describing the “unprecedented onslaught” and the trouble that law enforcement personnel found themselves in on that day.
In “circumstances like those of January 6,” Garland added, “a comprehensive accounting does not simply arise.”
Garland forgot to highlight the widespread violence perpetrated by Antifa members during which protesters repeatedly attacked law enforcement officials and federal government buildings, even attempting to establish breakaway zones in Seattle, Wash., and Portland, Ore.
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