Joe Biden’s choice for attorney general declined to declare illegally crossing our border a felony during his nomination hearing on Monday.
During the hearing, Senator Josh Hawley asked the candidate, Merrick Garland, if he thinks that crossing our borders illegally should remain a crime.
“Do you think illegal entry to the US borders should remain a crime?” Hawley asked.
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“I didn’t think about that question… uhhh… uhhhhhhh… I just didn’t think about that question,” Garland replied reluctantly. “I think the president has, uh, made it clear that we’re a country of uh with borders and uh national security concern. Um, I don’t know about the proposal to decriminalize, but uh, it’s still illegal to enter.
Garland continued to claim that he didn’t know the answer to the question and hadn’t thought about it.
Hawley then asked if he would continue to pursue illegal border crossings.
“It’s again, ah, uh, a question of resource allocation. We’re gonna uh, the department, um ah um, I don’t know, ”Garland muttered almost incoherently.
The candidate has finally said that he “assumes” that the answer will be yes, but that he does not know.
Asked by Hawley whether he considered the Antifa and Black Lives Matter attacks on the Portland courthouse to be “domestic terrorism,” Garland replied that he might not, because these attacks took place at night.