Posted 9 days ago
President Joe Biden’s nominee to be the next attorney general, Merrick Garland, said he couldn’t answer why law enforcement failed to act sooner and more forcefully against billionaire sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein.
“You asked me the ‘why’ question, and I can’t answer the ‘why’ question,” Garland said in response to a question from Republican Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse. “The values question I can answer. This is just horrendous,” Garland added, referring to the Department of Justice’s initial handling of the Epstein case.
Sasse cited the Epstein case as an example of law enforcement not treating elite, powerful individuals the same as regular, everyday Americans.
“He evaded justice for years, and when the department did ultimately partner with local authorities, it allowed charges to be brought that didn’t befit the seriousness of his crimes. Infuriatingly, he was allowed to die by... (Read more)