Congresswoman Born in Soviet Union Lays Into Garland for Abuse of DOJ

[Photo Credit: By NAR REALTOR Party from Washington, DC - Congresswoman Victoria Spartz, CC BY 2.0,]

Rep. Victoria Spartz (R-Indiana), who was born in the Soviet Union, reportedly criticized Attorney General Merrick Garland during a Wednesday hearing on Capitol Hill, claiming that American citizens live in fear of being prosecuted by their own Justice Department.

Spartz, who was born in Ukraine while it was still under Soviet control, referenced her upbringing and questioned Garland on what she perceived to be his involvement in the creation of a similar political climate in the United States.

“As someone who grew up in the Soviet Union, I’m disturbed by the fact that so many hardworking Americans—including my constituents—are afraid of political persecution by our own government. Unfortunately, it does not seem like AG Garland is.” Spartz said.

“I grew up in a very similar country, Ukraine now. And when I came here as a young person, I believed in the value as an American not to be afraid of my government.” she continued.

“But I wanted to tell you and I wanted to share with you and get your thoughts on that.vAre you aware that a lot of Americans are now afraid of being prosecuted by your department? Are you aware about that? Are you aware of that? I’m just saying are you aware or not?” she added.

Spartz continued by stating that the FBI had afterwards sought out individuals who had only been there with their children, raising concerns that they would be held accountable in spite of committing no real crimes.

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