Merrick Garland's credibility destroyed after congressional testimony

September 23, 2023

Merrick Garland's Sept. 20 testimony before Congress has destroyed his credibility, a Washington Examiner op-ed argued Friday.

The testimony was "disgracefully evasive and misleading," the Examiner said. "He merits no confidence in leading the Justice Department. He inhibits justice and the rule of law."

For one thing, Garland claimed he didn't "recollect" whether he talked to any FBI personnel about the Hunter Biden investigation -- something you'd think a person would remember.

He pretended not to know whether any FBI agents or informants were at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

"It is simply not believable," Examiner editors wrote.

Garland basically "adopts a pose of doe-eyed ignorance while refusing to take responsibility for anything," the op-ed concluded.