Joe Biden doesn’t like to play by the rules or follow the law. He’s only concerned with pushing his agenda.
And Biden’s illegal threat to this Republican governor made all hell break loose.
It should be no surprise to anyone that Joe Biden is willing to use illegal tactics to accomplish his political aims.
As it stands, Congress has already accused him of cavorting with foreign agents for personal profit.
But this goes beyond mere racketeering – this is downright scary.
Republicans are outraged after learning that President Biden’s Department of Justice (DOJ) is investigating West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s (R) family.
Justice, a Republican Senate candidate seeking to unseat Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), is the latest to face political harassment from Biden’s DOJ, which has filed a civil complaint against his family’s coal empire — over a dozen coal businesses run or owned by his son Jay Justice — citing “repeated violations of the law” in the hopes of recovering what the assistant attorney general of the DOJ’s Environment and Natural Resources Division Todd Kim described as ”
“Our environmental laws serve to protect communities against adverse effects of industrial activities including surface coal mining operations,” Kim said in a statement.
“Through this suit, the Justice Department seeks to deliver accountability for defendants’ repeated violations of the law and to recover the penalties they owe as a result of those violations.”
U.S. Attorney Christopher R. Kavanaugh for the Western District of Virginia claimed defendants had “engaged in over 130 violations of federal law, thereby posing health and safety risks to the public and the environment” over the previous five years, concluding that the Justice family businesses “failed to remedy those violations and were ordered over 50 times to cease mining activities until their violations were abated.”
“Today, the filing of this complaint continues the process of holding defendants accountable for jeopardizing the health and safety of the public and our environment,” he added.
According to a news release announcing the legal case, the combined penalties and fees amount to approximately $7.6 million.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) was among the first to accuse the Biden Justice Department of gross abuse of authority, linking the announcement to Justice’s recent Senate run.
“Joe Biden’s Department of Justice has gone totally rogue. Democrats weaponizing the federal government to attack the family of a Republican Senate candidate is a complete abuse of power,” NRSC spokesman Tate Mitchell stated:
— Senate Republicans (@NRSC) May 31, 2023
“So Biden is weaponizing the DOJ to attack the family of a Republican Senate candidate. Total abuse of power,” GOP strategist Andrew Surabian observed:
So Biden is weaponizing the DOJ to attack the family of a Republican Senate candidate. Total abuse of power. https://t.co/7bFRttGHSr
— Andrew Surabian (@Surabees) May 31, 2023
“Utterly brazen,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) remarked. “When I said the Biden DOJ is the most political & partisan DOJ in history, I wasn’t kidding…”:
When I said the Biden DOJ is the most political & partisan DOJ in history, I wasn’t kidding…. https://t.co/lQPY1RlVJd
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 31, 2023
“The Biden Justice Department is working to help the Democrats. This is a crisis for America,” Richard Grenell added:
The Biden Justice Department is working to help the Democrats.
This is a crisis for America. https://t.co/sp9B3fJmGY
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) May 31, 2023
The DOJ’s decision follows recent polls that showed Justice leading Manchin by double digits in his bid to oust the Democrat and help Republicans retake the Senate majority:
🚨 2024 WEST VIRGINIA POLL
(R) Justice 54% (+22)
(D) Manchin 32%
(R) Mooney 41% (+1)
(D) Manchin 40%
Justice 53% (+41)
Trump — 54% (+45)
DeSantis — 9%
Pence — 5%
T. Scott — 4%
Haley — 3%
Ramaswamy — 2%
Hutchinson — 2%
ECU | 05/22-23 | RVs pic.twitter.com/OfEMerTzsq
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) May 30, 2023
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