US attorney general invokes Jewish ancestry, Holocaust in testimony


October 6, 2023

(JNS) — U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland is facing criticism following his testimony for a Judiciary Committee hearing on Sept. 20 titled “Oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice” during which he was visibly emotional on several occasions.

The committee, chaired by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), sought in the hearing to examine how the U.S. Justice Department “has become politicized and weaponized under the leadership of Attorney General Merrick Garland.”

Garland noted his Jewish ancestry in his opening statement. “My family fled religious persecution in Eastern Europe a...

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