Senator Tim Scott says he would fire Garland and Wray if elected

 August 13, 2023

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) has declared his intent to dismiss Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray if elected president.

In a recent interview with Breitbart, Scott expressed his determination to address the perceived two-tiered system of justice under the Biden administration.

Scott's Concerns About the Current Administration

Scott shed light on the perceived double standard at play, emphasizing the Department of Justice's (DOJ) actions. He noted the DOJ's continuous targeting of former President Donald Trump, American parents attending school board meetings, and pro-life activists in recent years. All this while seemingly shielding the Biden family.

This week, the two-tiered justice system's existence became even more evident. Garland appointed U.S. Attorney David Weiss, responsible for Hunter Biden's initial plea deal, as the special counsel in the ongoing investigation of Biden's son.

This move came shortly after House Oversight Committee chair James Comer (R-KY) announced his plans to call members of the Biden family to testify.

Scott's Plan to Restore Faith in Institutions

When questioned about his strategy to reinstate trust in these institutions, Scott was clear. He believes the first step is to remove both Garland and Wray from their positions.

"Number one, we fire Joe Biden. Hire me. Number two, we fire Merrick Garland. And number three, we fire Christopher Wray," Scott told Breitbart. "By doing so, we eliminate the rest of the political appointees in the Department of Justice so that the American people could see action."

Scott further elaborated on his vision to "recreate a culture based on objectivity, fairness, and Lady Justice wearing a blindfold." He emphasized the need to overhaul the FBI's culture, asserting that the majority of its members genuinely want to serve the country. However, the prevailing toxic environment necessitates a cultural reset to regain the American public's trust.

Scott's Broader Vision for Government Departments

The senator's vision doesn't end with the DOJ and FBI. He believes similar reforms are essential in other departments, such as the Federal Reserve, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and more.

Scott stated: "We need to do the same thing with the EPA, FDA, NIH, [and] CDC. We have a problem in today’s government. We don’t trust them because they haven’t been trustworthy."