1984 Is Now: Merrick Garland Indicates His DOJ Would Be Willing To Work With Congress To Clamp Down On Free Speech Online

(Liberty Bell) – The confirmation hearing for President Joe Biden’s nominee for Attorney General to the United States, Merrick Garland, has been revelatory at best.

We are getting a chilling vision of a Biden cabinet working hard to realize the laundry list of progressive totalitarian policies that will all but eliminate any semblance of natural rights we have left in this post-COVID tyranny world.

This includes signaling that he would be willing to work with Congress to limit free speech online—by way of stopping the spread of “misinformation,” of course, which we all know means conservative wrongthink.

Just wait for the thought police—because they’re coming (no border patrol, though).

When Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) asked Garland if he’d be willing to take up the fight against “online misinformation” which he blamed for the Capitol riot, itself an act of “domestic terrorism.”

“I think that every opportunity the Justice department has to work with members of the Senate, think about how to solve problems and how to craft legislation is one we should take,” Garland replied.

Garland said that he’d rather monitor “extremist groups,” which doesn’t really ease the mind considering being Christian, conservative, capitalist who wants to keep your own money and raise your nuclear family in peace is considered “extremist” these days.

“I don’t have particular legislation in mind in this area, I do think that an important part of the investigation of violent extremist groups is following their activities online and getting an idea of what kind of information or misinformation is being put out. I look forward to talking more about this with you,” the nominee explained.

He also said he would back a 9/11 Commission-style panel to probe the Capitol Riot, but only if it would not hinder the DOJ’s pursuit of any criminal charges against those charged for participating.

“I do think the 9/11 Commission was very useful and very helpful in understanding what happened then, and of course the Congress has full authority to conduct this kind of oversight investigation or to set up an independent commission,” Garland said.

“The only thing I would ask if I were confirmed is that care be taken that that commission’s investigation not interfere with our ability to prosecute individuals and entities that caused the storming of the Capitol,” he continued, “so with those caveats I certainly could not object to anything that Congress would want to do in this regard.”

Video: Senate holds Merrick Garland’s confirmation hearing

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