U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) says that he will fire U.S. Attorney Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray if he becomes president of the United States in 2024.
To put Scott's remarks into context, Breitbart reports that the Republican presidential candidate "highlighted the reality of the two-tier system of justice under the Biden administration."
Scott, like many others, has consistently argued that America has a two-tier justice system, pointing to the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) targeting of former President Donald Trump, in particular, and of American conservatives, in general.
With this in mind, Scott, during the interview, was asked how, as president, he would fix the situation - how he would restore the American justice system. And, this is when Scott started talking about firing people.
"Number one, we fire Joe Biden. Hire me," Scott said. "Number two, we fire Merrick Garland. And, number three, we fire Christopher Wray."
This would certainly be three giant steps in the right direction.
Scott went on to explain the positive consequences that would result from these three firings.
"By doing so, we eliminate the rest of the political appointees in the Department of Justice so that the American people could see action," Scott said, adding that this will "recreate a culture based on objectivity, based on fairness, and based on Lady Justice wearing a blindfold."
This is a point that Scott went on to emphasize, namely, that it is not just about tearing things down but it is also about rebuilding things. Scott, for example, spoke about "purging" the FBI and rebuilding it.
"By doing those three things, we restore competence and integrity, but then, we have to recreate the culture, the bones of FBI," Scott said.
The senator argued that "the vast majority of those folks want to do their jobs to serve the country.” But, Scott said that, "when the culture is so corrosive and so toxic, you have to purge out that culture to restore confidence, even amongst the FBI rank and file."
Scott went on to argue that the same approach needs to be taken with several other government agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Federal Reserve, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and more.
This is certainly a part of Scott's platform that many Americans can and will agree with.