Ron DeSantis made one promise that has Merrick Garland sweating bullets.

Sep 8, 2023

President Joe Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland weaponized the justice system to target Donald Trump and his supporters.

Conservatives keep finding evidence of a two-tiered system of justice in America.

And now Governor Ron DeSantis made one promise that has Merrick Garland sweating bullets.

The Biden Justice Department threw the book at members of the Proud Boys convicted on charges of seditious conspiracy related to the events of January 6.

Joe Biggs was sentenced to 17 years in prison.

Zach Rehl got hit with a 15-year sentence

Former Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio received 22 years in prison even though he was not present in Washington, D.C. on January 6.

All three received harsh sentences as a judge approved of the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) request to add terrorism enhancements to their sentences.

A jury acquitted Joe Biggs of the only violent crime he was charged with committing, but he still received the terrorism enhancement even though he is a nonviolent offender.

In an interview with Newsmax’s Eric Bolling, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis argued there is a two-tiered system of justice in America.

He pointed to the harsh sentences handed down to the Proud Boys while the Biden Justice Department treated Black Lives Matter and Antifa rioters with kid gloves.

DeSantis told Bolling that, if he won, he would consider mass pardons and commutations of sentences due to the unfair treatment of Trump supporters compared to the leniency Biden showed his allies in Black Lives Matter and Antifa.

“There’s some examples of people that should not have been prosecuted. They just walked into the Capitol. If they were BLM, they would not have been prosecuted. Then there’s other examples of people that probably did commit misconduct, they may have been violent, but to say it’s an act of terrorism when it was basically a protest that devolved into a riot, to do excessive sentences— you can look at, okay maybe they were guilty, but 22 years if other people that did other things got six months?” DeSantis stated.

There are real world examples to backup DeSantis’ argument.

BLM rioter Montez Lee burned down a Minneapolis pawn shop on May 28, 2020.

30-year-old Oscar Stewart – a father of five – died of burns and smoke inhalation during the fire and authorities ruled his death a homicide.

Even though Lee had prior convictions for violation of a no-contact order, assault, theft, and burglary, the Department of Justice cut a deal allowing him to plead guilty to one count of arson, which carried a 20-year prison sentence.

But then, the DOJ’s sentencing memo called for a reduced sentence claiming Lee felt “disenfranchised” and got “carried away with the mob” while also quoting Martin Luther King Jr. saying that a “riot is the language of the unheard.”

The DOJ stated, “There appear also to have been many people who felt angry, frustrated, and disenfranchised, and who were attempting, in many cases in an unacceptably reckless and dangerous manner, to give voice to those feelings. Mr. Lee appears to be squarely in this latter category. And even the great American advocate for non-violence and social justice, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., stated in an interview with CBS’s Mike Wallace in 1966 that ‘we’ve got to see that a riot is the language of the unheard.’”

The truth is, the DOJ let Lee – as well as countless other Black Lives Matter rioters – off the hook easy because the Biden administration approved of the cause he rioted on behalf.

By contrast the Proud Boys were Trump supporters who rioted over Biden’s election, so they were treated like domestic terrorists.

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