ICYMI: Tuberville op-ed: “Standing Up Against Biden Administration’s Weaponization of the Justice System”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) penned an op-ed in The Daily Signal about the Biden administration’s weaponization of justice. In the piece, Sen. Tuberville recounts how President Biden has used taxpayer resources to attack conservative parents on school boards, Catholics, and pro-life advocates. This is in addition to Democrats’ blatant attempts to put President Trump behind bars. Sen. Tuberville also highlights the pledge he signed with several of his Republican colleagues to prevent the fast-tracking of Biden’s judicial and U.S. attorney nominees through election day.

This op-ed comes ahead of a roundtable discussion Senator Tuberville will participate in tomorrow about the Biden administration’s weaponization of the justice system. Watch the livestream here on Tuesday, July 9 at 2:45pm ET.

Read excerpts below or the full op-ed here

“President Joe Biden and his administration have intentionally weaponized the judicial system to target Republicans while protecting Democrats. 

Since taking office, Biden has used taxpayer resources to attack conservative parents on school boards, Catholics, and pro-life advocates. And that’s in addition to the blatant attempt to jail Biden’s top political opponent during an election year.

If we don’t abide by the Constitution, which guarantees every U.S. citizen equal treatment under the law and the right to a fair trial, we are no better than Venezuela or communist China.

The sham New York v. Trump case is perhaps one of the most egregious examples of the Left’s weaponization of justice.

Whether you consider the lopsided jury, the gag order issued to silence only former President Donald Trump, the prosecution’s failure to describe the underlying criminal allegations, or the lack of a unanimous verdict required for conviction, this “trial” was a complete joke and a massive waste of taxpayer dollars. […]

Unsurprisingly, public confidence in the U.S. government and our institutions has plummeted during Biden’s time in office. Only 42% of Americans have faith in our judicial system, with overall confidence in our federal government at a stunningly low 30%. These numbers are gravely concerning, because if we lose the rule of law, we lose this country.

Enough is enough. I refuse to stand by while Biden and his allies try to destroy our country as we know it.

That’s why I signed a pledge with several of my Republican colleagues stating that we will not allow fast-tracking of Biden’s judicial and U.S. attorney nominees through Election Day. We will not be complicit in the White House’s mission to pack our courts with activist judges who only follow the law when it benefits Democrats.

I will continue to oppose the Biden administration until American voters have the opportunity to reject Biden’s attempts to impose his political agenda through the justice system.”

Senator Tommy Tuberville represents Alabama in the United States Senate and is a member of the Senate Armed Services, Agriculture, Veterans’ Affairs, and HELP Committees.