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Glenn Kirschner: AG Garland Said This Country Protected HIS Family. It’s now Time For Him To Protect OUR Families


July 12 2021

During his confirmation hearing for Attorney General, Merrick Garland answered a question from Senator Cory Booker by saying the following: “I come from a family where my grandparents fled anti-Semitism and persecution. The country took us in and protected us. I feel an obligation to the country to pay back and this is the highest best use of my own set of skills to pay back.”

Many Americans feel like we are watching our democracy crumbling courtesy of Donald Trump’s continues lies about the election results. It’s time for AG Garland to protect our families in our country as a way to “pay back” – in his words – the fact that this nation protected his family. Protecting families can only be accomplished by holding accountable not just the Trump supporters who attacked the Capitol on January 6, but the people who funded, organized and incited the insurrection as well.

About Glenn Kirschner

Glenn Kirschner brings analysis and insight to legal issues of the day, drawing from his 30 years as a federal prosecutor, homicide prosecutor and Army JAG. Glenn is an NBC News and MSNBC legal analyst and teaches criminal law at George Washington University.

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