Yes, they’re at it again. And guess who is leading the charge? The Democrats are throwing yet another hissy fit because the DOJ won’t be the Democrat hit-squad. Congressman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) fresh off of his second attempt to impeach President Donald Trump has called on the Department of Justice to “prosecute everyone involved in the January 6 Capitol building attack.” according to Daily Wire.
First, The Hissy Fit
Nadler wrote this to the DoJ, specifically Attorney General Monty Wilkinson calling on him to provide guidelines for how charges will be pursued against those who breached the capitol, but just imagine it in his nasally, shrill voice.
“It is critical that all of the perpetrators of this insurrectionist attack be identified, investigated, arrested, charged and subsequently prosecuted. The Department of Justice must dedicate every available resource to its offices across the country in order to ensure that all of these individuals are held accountable,” Nadler told the DOJ
Nadler also wants to hear about the “strike force” formed by the DoJ to consider sedition charges against the rioters which carries a 20 year prison term according to Politico who reported on a press conference from acting U.S. attorney in Washington, Michael Sherwin.
“We are looking at significant felony cases tied to sedition and conspiracy,” Sherwin said at the Justice Department’s first televised news conference since the violent takeover of the Capitol last Wednesday.”
“Just yesterday, our office organized a strike force of very senior national security prosecutors and public corruption prosecutors,” he added. “Their only marching orders from me are to build seditious and conspiracy charges related to the most heinous acts that occurred in the Capitol.”
Nadler concluded “The events of January 6 were an attack on our democracy and, in effect, our entire country. We thank you for the role that the Department’s investigators and prosecutors will play in bringing those responsible to justice, and in helping to prevent any such future attacks,”
Whispers that the DOJ Will Not Comply
This letter comes on the back of a Washington Post report that rocked the Democrats in Congress. The Post reported that DoJ officials are debating whether or not to pursue charges against all participants in the Capitol Breach. Specifically they are looking at declining charges for those “known to have only broken the law through entering but didn’t commit other crimes.” citing that it would be difficult to get convictions on such defendants.
“If an old man says all he did was walk in and no one tried to stop him, and he walked out and no one tried to stop him, and that’s all we know about what he did, that’s a case we may not win,” an anonymous official told The Washington Post.
Washington Post also directly mentions that so many cases could overwhelm the court system of Washington, DC which handled less than 300 cases in 2020.
The DoJ Isn’t Saying Much
Clearly wary of inspiring future acts the Department of Justice isn’t giving anything away officially. In fact they seemed to deny any kind of consideration for those involved. “There is absolute resolve from the Department of Justice to hold all who intentionally engaged in criminal acts at the Capitol accountable. We have consistently made clear that we will follow the facts and evidence and charge individuals accordingly. We remain confident that the U.S. District Court for Washington, DC can appropriately handle the docket related to any resulting charges.”
However, it must be noted that Nadler’s letter would be redundant and unnecessary unless there were some truth to the Washington Post’s report. Logistical considerations must be taken into account as our system calls for a fair and speedy trial, one which Washington, DC would be hard-pressed to provide for every participant. Of course one has to wonder: When will we see a similar “strike force” employed against BLM/Antifa now that they’ve outlived their usefulness to the Biden/Harris regime?