Republicans are furious after it was learned that President Biden’s Administration targeted the family of West Virginia Governor Jim Justice (R).
From Breitbart News:
Justice, who is also a GOP Senate candidate hoping to unseat Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), is the latest to experience political targeting from Biden’s DOJ, as it has filed a civil complaint against his family’s coal empire — over a dozen coal businesses ran or owned by his son Jay Justice — citing “repeated violations of the law” in hopes of recovering what the assistant attorney general of the DOJ’s Environment and Natural Resources Division Todd Kim described as “penalties they owe as a result of those violations.”
U.S. Attorney Christopher R. Kavanaugh for the Western District of Virginia said the defendants have “engaged in over 130 violations of federal law, thereby posing health and safety risks to the public and the environment” over the past five years, concluding 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.
The Biden administration wants $7.6 million.
“Did anyone really think that Biden’s weaponization of the DOJ to target his political opponents was going to stop with Trump?” Donald Trump Jr. asked:
Did anyone really think that Biden’s weaponization of the DOJ to target his political opponents was going to stop with Trump? https://t.co/poWEprpRNF
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 31, 2023
“Utterly brazen,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) commented. “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 lawsuit comes after a recent poll showed Justice whooping incumbent Senator Joe Manchin.
🚨 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
We can only imagine what the internal polls are showing for the Biden admin to pull a stunt like this.