Ron Johnson outlines plan for arrest of Merrick Garland

The senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) proposed a plan to arrest the U.S. attorney general Merrick Garland Monday for contempt of Congress after the Justice Department declined to prosecute him.

Responding on Newsmax to the Justice Department’s decision not to prosecute Garland for contempt of Congress – a crime the former Trump administration official Peter Navarro currently serving a prison sentence for – Johnson protested:

We have a real problem here in terms of Congress’s oversight capabilities. You know, the Constitution gives us the responsibility to exercise oversight and hold the administration accountable, but unfortunately, Congress has allowed that power to atrophy over the decades. What President Johnson is pursuing now is civil contempt, so he will go to court and try to get a third branch court to enforce his subpoena. [against Garland].

The senator then suggested: “While there is actually a third type of contempt that Congress has used in the past, it’s called inherent contempt, and that’s where you basically send the Sgt. arms towards the individual who holds Congress in contempt and you arrest him. individual until he complies with your subpoena.

Johnson explained: “Now, it hasn’t been used in the House since 1916, in the Senate the last time it was used was in 1935, but I think the way it’s going, the way administrations completely get rid of Congress and

its constitutional responsibility and authority to enforce these things, at some point some committee will also have to start looking at the inherent contempt.

The Justice Department on Friday declined to prosecute Garland for contempt of Congress, saying his response “to subpoenas issued by the committees did not constitute a crime and, therefore, the department will not present the contempt subpoena.” Congress before a grand jury nor will it accept any action.” further action to sue the Attorney General.

The move angered many Republicans, who were quick to point out that Navarro was currently serving a prison sentence for the same crime and that the former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon was also ordered to report to prison next month on his own contempt charges.

Watch above via Newsmax.

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