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.

As if it weren’t obvious enough that this case was political, a former top Biden Justice Department official delivered opening arguments for the prosecution. The fact that the Biden campaign staged a press conference outside the court tells you everything you need to know. 

Let’s be clear, this case would have never made it to court if Trump weren’t the presumptive Republican nominee for president.

But it’s not just Trump the Left is going after. The Biden administration has used every tool available to try to silence conservative parents and families. 

In 2021, Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a memo redirecting federal law enforcement and counterterrorism resources to identify, intimidate, and “prosecute when appropriate” parents who voiced concern at school board meetings about the woke propaganda being taught in our education system.

Last I checked, freedom of speech is protected by the First Amendment. Yet, countless parents have been investigated by the FBI simply for expressing concerns about how their taxpayer dollars are being used to push a political agenda on their children.

Furthermore, Christian values have been blacklisted by the Biden administration. Following the leaking in May 2022 of the then-forthcoming Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision from the Supreme Court, attacks against pro-life pregnancy resource centers and Catholic churches across the country skyrocketed.

Meanwhile, a leaked memo from the FBI’s Richmond, Virginia, field office revealed plans to use counterterrorism resources to investigate Catholic Americans as “potential domestic terrorists.”

Those plans were partially implemented as pro-life protesters, such as Mark Houck, a Catholic father of seven, were arrested by the FBI at gunpoint for protesting outside of a Philadelphia-based Planned Parenthood clinic.

Similarly, in the District of Columbia, pro-life activists were convicted and sentenced to nearly five years in prison simply for protesting outside of an abortion clinic. The Biden administration has selectively used the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act (FACE Act) to go after pro-life advocates while largely ignoring pro-abortion protesters vandalizing churches and pro-life pregnancy help centers.

The double standard is astounding.

At the same time, the Biden administration has stood by while terrorist-sympathizing activists have taken over college campuses across the country in the wake of the Oct. 7 terrorist attack in Israel.

Columbia and other universities were overrun by violent protesters who harassed Jewish students, trespassed on private property, and prevented students from getting to class.

What did Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg do in response? His office announced they were dropping all charges against the 30 students and staff arrested for breaking the law.

So, the very same DA who campaigned on putting Trump in jail refused to do his job and hold terrorist sympathizers accountable to the law.

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.

We must stand up for the Constitution and the rule of law before it’s too late.

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