Fireworks! Sen. Kennedy Grills AG Garland on Gun Control, Hunter Biden

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At today’s Senate Appropriations Committee showdown, Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) didn’t hold back as he peppered Attorney General Merrick Garland with a barrage of questions on everything from the Justice Department’s budget needs to gun control, the border crisis, and the sticky issue of Hunter Biden.

Kennedy kicked things off with a zinger about the DOJ’s never-ending budget appetite.

“To your knowledge in the past, let’s say 40 years, has the Department of Justice ever come before Congress and said, uh, we don’t need anymore, we’re going to make it with what we’ve got, in light of the fiscal circumstances in the country,” Kennedy asked.

Garland, unable to recall such an instance, admitted it’d be “surprising” and “not responsible” for the department to request less funding, given the “increasing threats” they face.

The conversation then took a sharp turn to gun control. The Senator probed whether Garland, a vocal gun-control advocate, owned a gun himself.

Garland revealed he did not own a gun despite having fired one “many times” and confirmed he enjoys 24-hour security.

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Fentanyl, a critical issue at the forefront of the hearing, saw Kennedy pressing Garland on the involvement of Mexican cartels and the possible complicity of Mexican President López Obrador.

Garland cautiously navigated these waters, emphasizing the need for cooperation from Mexico without directly implicating the Mexican president.

In a heated exchange about the opioid crisis, Kennedy suggested imposing tariffs on Mexico to force cooperation, to which Garland responded, “I am not a diplomat.”

The Senator’s frustration was palpable as he pointed out the direct impact of these issues on American lives.

The climax of the hearing came as Kennedy delved into the controversial topic of Hunter Biden’s “alleged” financial indiscretions.

“Mr. Hunter Biden did not pay taxes on $1 million in 2014 and 2015, and he deducted payments from his income tax for personal expenses when he did file for hookers, for a Lamborghini, for strip clubs, for sex clubs, for porn website memberships,” noted Kennedy.

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Kennedy then pressed on why the DOJ let the statute of limitations expire on Biden’s tax offenses.

Garland deflected, explaining that the matter was under the purview of Trump-appointed U.S. Attorney David Weiss, now a special counsel.

“Again, I’m not going to comment on decisions made, um, uh, in a pending investigation in the end. Mr. Weiss will issue a report. I will provide the report to Congress,” explained Garland. “You’ll be able to question Mr. Weiss as to his reasoning, and he will be able to defend his reasoning.”

As the gavel came down, the air was thick with unanswered questions and palpable tension, leaving onlookers wondering about the next moves in these ongoing legal and political battles.

As always, stay tuned!

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  • KC Jailer April 19, 2024, 7:39 am

    “I am not a diplomat.” You’re not much of an administrator or a lawyer, either.

  • Kane April 17, 2024, 2:49 pm

    Under the fake POTUS (genuine POS) and the fake WASP AG Garland, 85,000 children illegally crossing the border are now “missing.” What percentage have fallen into the hands of sexual abusers?

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