MSNBC’s Mehdi Hasan is putting Attorney General Merrick Garland on notice for working too hard to appease Republicans who won’t be satisfied no matter what he does.
“Democrats were largely overcome with glee” when President Joe Biden named Garland to the post in 2021, five years after Senate Republicans blocked his nomination to the Supreme Court. “They were finally owning the cons.”
But Hasan said they weren’t. Garland, he said, is “out of his depth and getting outplayed” by Republicans, especially as figures such as House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) demand investigations into classified government documents found at Biden’s home and former office.
“This is the same bad-faith Kevin who didn’t care about ‘justice’ or ‘equality in the law’ when it was Donald Trump with alleged nuclear documents in Mar-a-Lago ― refusing to give them back, by the way,” Hasan said. “Bad-faith Republicans are everywhere.”
He said Garland caved by appointing a special counsel to look into Biden’s documents.
“The hypocrisy and bad faith of the modern GOP should be clear to anyone paying attention,” Hasan said. “So, perhaps Merrick Garland just isn’t.”
See his full segment below: