Epoch Times Politics Reports — AG Nominee Garland Waffles on Whether Illegal Border Crossing Should Remain a Crime

President Joe Biden’s nominee for U.S. attorney general, Merrick Garland, gave an evasive answer during his Senate confirmation hearing Monday to the question of whether illegal border crossings should continue to be treated as a crime. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) asked Garland during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing whether unlawful border crossings into the United States “should remain a crime.” Garland replied by saying he had not “thought about that question.” “I think the President has made clear that we are a country with borders and with a concern about national security,” Garland continued, adding that he is not aware of any proposal “to decriminalize but still make it unlawful to enter.” “I just don’t know the answer to that question, I haven’t thought about it,” Garland said. Hawley pressed the issue by asking whether Garland, if confirmed, would continue to prosecute illegal border crossings. Garland replied by saying he …Read MoreEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

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