Like other promises he broke, Joe Biden said his DOJ would be independent and free from political control. This was in the “We’ll get Americans out of Afghanistan before we leave” category of promises.
FNC: “President Biden is facing harsh criticism from legal experts and elected officials for violating his campaign promise to keep the Department of Justice (DOJ) non-political, after he directed the department to pursue politically charged lawsuits against Republican-led states.
In recent weeks, Biden – supported by other Democrats and liberal groups – has green-lighted DOJ to file lawsuits against Georgia, over its state election statute, and Texas, over its controversial anti-abortion law. These political directives by the president come after he promised on the campaign trail that he would keep politics out of the department and it would be ‘totally independent’ of him. Biden said multiple times in 2020 that he would ‘not direct [DOJ] who to prosecute, what to prosecute, how to prosecute.’ ” He lied.
Conservatives have called him out. Judicial Crisis Network President Carrie Severino told press, “President Biden campaigned as a moderate but since taking office he and his Department of Justice have just carried water for the left-wing dark money groups who elected him – at the expense of the rule of law.”
Stephen Miller, founder of America First Legal and former senior adviser to President Trump, said Biden has “horrendously and hopelessly politicized the DOJ by using them as an arm of the Democratic Party, filing frivolous litigation solely for political – not legal – reasons. This is a clear violation of legal ethics and it warrants a full investigation into who directed these deeply offensive and utterly meritless lawsuits against the states which clearly have no legal basis whatsoever,” said Miller in a statement to Fox News. Jessica Anderson, executive director of Heritage Action for America, nailed the issue.
2020: Biden/Harris pledged that the DOJ will “not be influenced by politics.”
2021: AG Merrick Garland sues Georgia for protecting voting and sues Texas for protecting the lives of the unborn.
Another Biden campaign lie exposed — this is the most political and weaponized DOJ.
— Jessica Anderson (@JessAnderson2) September 9, 2021
“It is shameful that Biden has broken countless campaign promises, however I’m not surprised. He is a danger to our country and is responsible for crisis after crisis – the border, Afghanistan, the economy and more to come. This won’t deter me from fighting for our freedoms and the law,” said Texas AG Ken Paxton.
The attorney general for Montana, Austin Knudsen, said Biden’s “weaponization” of federal agencies is wrong and will make Americans more skeptical of government. President Biden’s weaponization of federal agencies against the interests of states is wrong and will only serve to show more skepticism of the federal government. Whether it’s trying to force masks on kids in schools or trying to overturn state laws enacted by duly elected state legislatures, it’s wrong,” said Knudsen in a statement to media.