Mike John­son wants to take Mer­rick Gar­land con­tempt case to court

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Mike Johnson wants to take Merrick Garland contempt case to court

Speak­er Mike John­son (R‑LA) is call­ing for the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives to take its con­tempt of Con­gress case against Attor­ney Gen­er­al Mer­rick Gar­land to court after the Depart­ment of Jus­tice said it would not pur­sue charges. 
John­son will be “cer­ti­fy­ing the con­tempt records to the U.S. Attor­ney for the Dis­trict of Colum­bia,” accord­ing to CNN, while mov­ing to “enforce the sub­poe­na of Attor­ney Gen­er­al Gar­land in fed­er­al court.”

Speak­er of the House Mike John­son (R‑LA) meets with reporters after a closed-door Repub­li­can strat­e­gy ses­sion at the Capi­tol in Wash­ing­ton, Wednes­day, June 12, 2024. (AP Photo/J. Scott Apple­white)

“It is sad­ly pre­dictable that the Biden administration’s Jus­tice Depart­ment will not pros­e­cute Gar­land for defy­ing con­gres­sion­al sub­poe­nas even though the depart­ment aggres­sive­ly pros­e­cut­ed Steve Ban­non and Peter Navar­ro for the same thing,” John­son said on Fri­day. “This is yet anoth­er exam­ple of the two-tiered sys­tem of jus­tice brought to us by the Biden admin­is­tra­tion.”
Johnson’s deci­sion to …