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(FreedomWire.org) – Attorney General Merrick Garland may have to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee for a hearing if Republican Senator Ted Cruz’s (Texas) request is granted.

According to reporting by Fox News, Cruz has sent a letter to committee Chairman Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) requesting that Garland appears before the panel to “detail the steps the Department of Justice is taking to protect our Supreme Court Justices in the wake of an unprecedented harassment and intimidation campaign.”

In his letter, Cruz points to 18 U.S.C. 1507, a law criminalizing attempts to influence a judge by picketing at their home. The law was passed to give judges the “freedom to exercise their judicial power free from outside influence or intimidation.”

The Texas Senator also cites Article III of the U.S. Constitution. Article III shields judges from being influenced by anything other than law and facts in the case by granting them life tenure and salary protection.

But Cruz accuses the country’s chief law enforcement officer of disregarding “clear evidence that federal law was violated by mobs of Protestors” when he “flatly refused to enforce federal law.”

Cruz also pointed to the request made by the Supreme Court Marshal to Maryland and Virginia officials, asking them to “enforce laws that prohibit picketing outside the homes of the Justices who live in the two states.”

The Republican Senator emphasized that “the governors of Virginia and Maryland called upon Attorney General Garland to ‘enforce the law as it is written,’” but added that Garland “has ignored such calls, doing so with near-tragic results.”

(FreedomWire.org) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis blasted the Democrats and mainstream media as protests erupt over the highly anticipated Roe v. Wade opinion. 

DeSantis warned the left’s attempt to intimidate Supreme Court justices would be “considered an insurrection” just days after a man was charged with attempting to murder Justice Kavanaugh. 

“I think that we have a rule of law in this country, and you don’t get to just have a mob descend on Supreme Court justice’s house or try to impede the operations of government because there may be a decision you don’t like,” DeSantis said on “Fox & Friends” on Monday. “That would be considered an insurrection to stop a court from functioning, and yet they seem to be able to get away with a lot more than if the shoe were on the other foot.”

An armed California man was arrested last week near his Maryland home with intentions to kill Justice Kavanaugh. He was carrying a gun, knife, and other burglary necessities at the time of the arrest, according to authorities. 

“You had someone travel from… halfway around the country to come and murder Justice Kavanaugh,” DeSantis said. “And that was like not even significant news in a lot of the mainstream media.”

DeSantis noted that outlets like CNN did not want to cover this story because it was inconvenient politically for them.

“The silence is deafening from a lot of our media outlets on this,” DeSantis added. “They do not want to talk about it.”

DeSantis slammed the double standard.

“If the shoe was reversed,” DeSantis added “they’d be going berserk if some Trump supporter were doing anything approaching . . . that.”

The facts backed up DeSantis’ comments.

The New York Times covered the assassination attempt on Justice Kavanaugh.

On page A20.

(FreedomWire.org) – Yet again, one of President Biden’s nominees has run into trouble in the Senate. This time it’s his choice for a Supreme Court justice to replace Stephen Breyer, who announced his retirement in January. Now, Republicans are worried Biden’s pick is being funded by left-wing extremists.

On February 25, President Biden nominated Ketanji Brown Jackson to replace Breyer on the Supreme Court. Jackson’s selection was controversial, because Biden based the choice on race and sex rather than suitability for the job, but it seems far-left funding networks could also have been a strong influence.

Jackson’s confirmation hearing began on March 21, and Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) quickly raised concerns about who wanted her to get the job. Jackson has told the Senate panel she doesn’t have any judicial philosophy. Graham pointed out that her nomination was supported by the Arabella Group, a pressure group funded by George Soros and other wealthy liberals aimed at causing “deep social change.” If she doesn’t have an agenda, he wondered, why would wealthy liberals spend money – and allegedly pressurize Biden – to get her on the Court?

Graham told Jackson he wants to find out about her judicial philosophy, because people on “the far extreme part of the Left, believe you were the best bet.” If Leftist dark money and influence helped Jackson get the nomination, what sort of justice will she be? We need impartial judges, not ones chosen by the far Left.