Florida Republican Expected to Force Vote on Merrick Garland Arrest

Florida lawmaker Anna Paulina Luna plans to force a vote on directing the House Sergeant-at-Arms to arrest Garland sometime this week.

Merrick Garland is going to be the subject of intense House debate this week. That’s because Florida lawmaker Anna Paulina Luna plans to force “a vote on directing the House Sergeant-at-Arms to arrest” him “sometime this week.” She’s serious enough about the effort to hand carry her letter to all fellow house Republicans, while lobbying them for support.

Arrest Garland in House

Merrick Garland could actually be placed under arrest by the House this week, which isn’t to be confused with house arrest. The chamber has “inherent” contempt powers and they’re seriously thinking about using them.

The Biden appointed Attorney General has been thumbing his nose at them with impunity because he’s not about to prosecute himself for anything.

On Monday, Luna prepared her letter and personally walked all the copies around to her colleagues. It’s clear that the Just Us Department “undermined Congress by refusing to act on the contempt resolution passed by the GOP majority earlier this month.” That leaves Congress no choice.

The only option to ensure compliance with our subpoena is to use our constitutional authority of inherent contempt,” Luna explained. “In the next few days, I will call up my resolution holding Attorney General Merrick Garland in inherent contempt of Congress, and I look forward to each of you voting in favor of it.

Republicans may hold a slight majority in the House but they’ve been thwarted at every turn by Democrats and RINO sleeper cells protecting the corrupt interests of the Deep State, in order to continue lining their own pockets. Garland goes around acting like he’s the one really running this country.

Our ability to legislate effectively and fulfill our constitutional duties is at stake. We must act now to protect the integrity and independence of the legislative branch.

Since Garland is the top criminal prosecutor, he cleared himself of all wrongdoing.

Different from criminal contempt

There’s a huge difference between the “inherent” contempt powers held by Congress and the “criminal contempt” statutes they already filed on June 12. Since Garland is the top criminal prosecutor, he cleared himself of all wrongdoing, without the fuss of an actual hearing on the merits.

Under inherent contempt, he gets arrested by a House Sergeant-at-Arms deputy, then dragged around in chains until Congress decides what to do with him. He would “stand trial before the House of Representatives and, if found guilty,” the House can keep him chained up in the basement for as long as they like.

This is a broad power that courts have recognized as necessary for Congress to fulfill its legislative functions. Under inherent contempt, the individual is brought before the bar of the House by the Sergeant at Arms, tried by the body, and can then be detained either in the Capitol or in D.C.

Garland is really hoping that a couple of those RINO Republicans will run interference for him. If they do, they’ll be terrified to visit a local Walmart for years to come.

This, Luna insists, “demonstrates the seriousness with which Congress views non-compliance and the potential consequences for those who refuse to cooperate.” Garland has been standing in their way in every way he can, to stall their investigations into Biden family corruption, as well as the weaponization of Garland’s own department against We the People.

The final straw was his refusal to turn over the raw audio tapes from special counsel Robert Hur’s interviews with Joe Biden. The ones which convinced him that Joe wasn’t competent to stand trial for the crimes he really did commit. Garland thinks the transcript is bad enough but when the public gets to hear how much prompting and reminding Joe really needed, along with clues to how lost in space he really is, there isn’t a single chance he could defeat Donald Trump in an election, rigged or not.