There was no perfect option available to Merrick Garland. But he chose the least imperfect course of action, because that’s what rational people do. And Merrick Garland is a rational person.
Garland on Friday fully explained the rationale for his decision to appoint a special counsel to oversee DOJ’s investigation into Trumpian misdeeds. Now that Trump has formally become a 2024 presidential candidate, and given the fact that Joe Biden is Garland’s boss, the move is not only appropriate, it is clearly necessary.
Garland appointed the special counsel knowing full well he would be damned if he did and damned if he didn’t. Again, rational professionals take those public and political brickbats out of their decision-making process. And Merrick Garland is a rational professional.
Trumpers are screaming about the appointment. But they would be screaming just as loudly had Garland not made this decision. The eternal constant here is Trumpers screaming at the top of their lungs. Whatever they’re screaming about at any given moment is irrelevant. For them, the petulance is always the point. The deflection is always the dodge.
So let’s all start chanting “witch hunt” and continue claiming that, “This is all politically motivated,” as we toss random ingredients into the Cult’s boiling cauldron. Now throw in a pinch of Hunter Biden and this bitches’ brew is ready to roil.
It’s as lame as it is predictable.
If the facts warrant indictment of Hunter Biden, then indict him. Prosecutors are on the case. Sure, we can talk about Hunter Biden. But not in the same conversation in which we are trying to get to the bottom of stolen classified documents and an unprecedented attempt to overthrow the government of the United States. Those subjects do not occupy the same plane.
Don’t even think about suggesting there is “equivalency.”