Despite former fervent support, anti-Trump actress begs Biden to sack Garland for Sally Yates

Emmy award-winning actress Debra Messing called for President Joe Biden to sack Attorney General Merrick Garland after having celebrated his choice in January.

The former star of “Will & Grace” took to Twitter early Wednesday where she tagged Biden’s official government account and pleaded with the president to replace Garland with former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates.

Yates held that post under ex-President Barack Obama from January 2015 to January 2017. She also served as the acting AG for a brief stint following that. Most recently she was a Resident Fellow at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics.

Messing apparently is upset because the U.S. Department of Justice has not taken up a criminal case against President Donald Trump. Along with many other lefties, she believes that Trump should be held accountable for a January 6th Capitol riot in Washington, D.C.

Back in mid-January, Messing hailed him as someone who “exemplifies service.” The actress has swiftly changed her tune about Garland.


Messing was soon shelled by the peanut gallery with replies on Twitter.

One replied, “Stop listening to celebrities who are out of their league with their demands. Explain to us what Sally Yates will do differently. I’ll wait.”

Another chimed in posting, “The law has to follow a process. Just because he’s not doing press conferences doesn’t mean he’s not doing his job. This kind of stuff doesn’t help. When you are going after someone you don’t show your cards.”

The former television starlet then retweeted a post from noted Florida Democrat Pam Keith, which quoted another tweet to further boost her claim: “More proof that Merrick Garland is breaking America.”

As the original post by Chicago-based podcaster Tom Joseph claimed, “The Trump campaign paid $4.3 million to fund the Jan 6 coup. Shell companies were used to hide the payments. The money flow continued after Jan 6. This sounds disturbingly like it includes hush money. More proof of a wide conspiracy.”

Yet there is no real evidence shown to support such a wild accusation.

Media personality Tony Posnanski showed even less patience with Garland, as he proclaimed earlier this summer: “Merrick Garland is garbage. We should have gotten Sally Yates.” It seems that Yates would be the preferred choice. Can the liberals be satisfied?

Yates was with the Department of Justice for over 27 years. She previously had worked in Atlanta’s U.S. Attorney’s office. She notably was the lead prosecutor of Olympic bomber Eric Rudolph as well.

Interesting to note how things could have turned out differently here.

At one time, Garland was nominated for the United States Supreme Court following the sudden death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia in 2016. However, then-GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky moved to stop Garland from advancing through the confirmation process.

Meanwhile, Messing’s about-face triggered plenty of reactions on Twitter:


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