Attorney General Addresses Violence in America

He also discussed prosecutions for January 6 Capitol incursion. 

Attorney General Merrick Garland addressed members of the Justice Department in a televised speech that marks the one-year anniversary of the events of January 6 at the Capitol. He stated that the department’s probe considers no one off limits as prosecutors follow the facts. He pledged that his department would do everything “in our power to defend the American people and American democracy.” 

He went on to address how violence is “permeating so many parts of our national life.” He cited the rise in threatening behavior toward school personnel, on airlines, and threats levied toward and violence faced by election workers and other officials, including judges, prosecutors and law enforcement. He said such actions “risk becoming normalized and routine if we do not stop them.” 

“There is no First Amendment right to unlawfully threaten to harm or kill someone,” the attorney general said Wednesday.

He also discussed how the Justice Department has been involved in protecting voting rights since the times of Reconstruction after the Civil War and said the department of Justice will continue to do all it can to protect voting rights with the enforcement powers we have,” and called on Congress to pass legislation that would expand federal voting rights protections. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the attorney general to lead the Justice Department to impartially uphold the law.
  • For the president and his administration to seek God’s guidance in interpreting and enforcing federal laws.
  • For Americans to increase in the love, compassion, and grace that is a result of turning to the Lord.

Sources: CNN, Fox News


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