Gallego: Garland ‘extremely weak’ on Jan. 6 cases


The Justice Division didn’t instantly reply to a request to remark on Gallego’s criticisms. (*6*)

Greater than 700 folks have been arrested in connection to the occasions surrounding the riot that came about practically a 12 months in the past. To this point, greater than 150 have pleaded responsible and dozens have been sentenced — largely for misdemeanor crimes. (*6*)

A POLITICO evaluation revealed Tuesday confirmed that as of early January, solely 30 folks have been sentenced to jail for his or her position within the riots, although a whole bunch of cases are nonetheless pending and additional investigations are ongoing. (*6*)

Along with the legal professional basic, Gallego directed his ire at GOP lawmakers who he accused of making an attempt to protect Jan. 6 rioters.(*6*)

“The issue that we’ve now could be that we’ve a really obstructionist Republican social gathering that ought to be a part of serving to us determine the best way to save democracy as a substitute of making an attempt to cowl up for his or her crimes,” he mentioned.(*6*)

Gallego mentioned that, a 12 months after the riots on the Capitol, the larger risk to democracy is much less a bodily assault than a takeover of native election administration by officers who’re extra keen to overturn outcomes they disagree with politically. (*6*)

“I believe we’re extra resilient in case of a bodily coup assault, however the identical time the continuing political coup is going on,” he mentioned.(*6*)