BREAKING: House Republicans Now Have the Votes to Hold AG Merrick Garland in Inherent Contempt of Congress

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Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC) announced on Monday that the Republican party has the necessary votes to charge Attorney General Merrick Garland with inherent contempt of Congress, as reported by Just The News.

Last month, Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL) revealed her plan to introduce a resolution to hold Garland in inherent contempt, directing the House sergeant at arms to detain Attorney General Merrick Garland and bring him before the House.

Last Wednesday, Rep. Luna warned Garland that he had until Friday morning to provide the requested audio tapes or face detention.

“Why should the attorney general, who is supposed to be head of all law enforcement authorities, be any different? Garland still has time to comply with this request. We are asking that he bring the tapes to the house and let us listen to them, but in the event that he does not, we will press forward with calling the privilege motion on Inherent Contempt to the floor on Friday morning,” Rep. Luna said in a press conference.

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However, instead of introducing a privileged motion on inherent contempt on Friday, Luna proposed a resolution to fine Garland $10,000 per day until he complies.

The Hill reported that Luna’s new resolution emerged as she faced resistance from GOP members regarding her proposal to arrest and detain Garland.

Now Rep. Norman says the party has secured the necessary votes. “While we anticipate passing this resolution without Democratic support, the commitment within our ranks should see us through,” Norman commented during an appearance on the Just The News, No Noise show.

He praised Luna’s perseverance and strategic efforts over the past two years.

“I’m glad that it’s gotten as far as it has, [Luna] has worked on this for, I think, over two years to get this right, to make sure she has it in a form that will … pass the House and … get the job done with Merrick Garland.”

In an X post, Rep. Luna wrote, “Steve Bannon became yet another political prisoner of the Biden regime. The Justice Department has demonstrated an unmatched willingness to jail its political enemies. Congress must reign in this weaponized DOJ, and that starts with holding Merrick Garland in inherent contempt.”

Luna confirmed on X that she plans to call a vote during the upcoming session, Fox News reported.

“The vote for inherent contempt against Attorney General Merrick Garland will be brought to the floor this upcoming session week with full support from Speaker Mike Johnson. This version of inherent contempt will become standard practice for those who seek to undermine Congress as an equal branch of government,” Rep. Luna wrote.

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