Marjorie Taylor Greene files articles of impeachment against Merrick Garland

Garland issued a statement confirming that he had personally approved the raid

Updated: August 12, 2022 - 8:03pm

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Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Friday announced that she had filed articles of impeachment against Attorney General Merrick Garland following the FBI's Monday raid on former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate.

Greene posted the articles on Twitter, saying that Garland's “personal approval to seek a search warrant for the raid on the home of the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, constitutes a blatant attempt to persecute a political opponent.”

FBI agents from the Washington Field Office on Monday raided Trump's Florida estate in search of classified documents the former president may have removed from the White House.

After Republicans near-unanimously denounced the FBI's actions as political persecution, Garland issued a statement confirming that he had personally approved the raid.

Greene claims that the attorney general's unsealing of “the search warrant for the home of former President Donald J. Trump constitutes an attempt to intimidate, harass, and potentially disqualify a political challenger to President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.”

Trump, however, announced early Friday morning that he would support the release of the warrant to the public. “Release the documents now!” he posted on his social media platform, Truth Social.

Former President Barack Obama nominated Garland to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the late Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, though then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked his confirmation, instead waiting until Trump took office to confirm his nominee, now-Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch.