Following the news of Roe v. Wade being overturned many turned to social media to express their thoughts whether that is joy or disdain for the ruling. What is most interesting is the way some politicians and United States government departments said about the ruling. The most shocking was the Department of Justice.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) is created to "enforce federal laws, seek just punishment for the guilty, and ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice." This department has everything to do with making sure orders are followed and should be impartial (as stated) to laws that are enforced. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland had two of his thoughts posted on the DOJ's Twitter account.
Read the full statement Here.
If the purpose of the DOJ is to enforce law and order while being impartial they have gone against their purpose. They have shown where they stand on the issue which can cause biased actions to be taken. The good news is that now that this is back to the state level they no longer have any control over the abortion ruling. The Attorney General can post his beliefs but they mean just that personal beliefs. However, it makes one wonder if they will hold true to their purpose of serving justice and punishing the guilty if their ethics and morals are swayed based on who the Attorney General is.
Do you believe the Attorney General was out of line for posting on the DOJ's Twitter? Do you think going forward the DOJ will be impartial in its decisions or is it corrupted?