Skip to comments.Biden DOJ sues WV Gov. Jim Justice seeking fees over coal mine environmental violations: Polling data shows that Justice enjoys a considerable lead over Joe Manchin in a hypothetical matchup
Posted on 05/31/2023 9:00:57 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
The Department of Justice announced on Wednesday that it was suing West Virginia Republican Gov. Jim Justice to collect allegedly-owed funds stemming from environmental and health violations by his family's coal empire.
The agency seeks $7.6 million in total restitution, which the DOJ says belongs to the Department of the Interior, according to the Washington Times. In the suit, the DOJ names 13 coal companies under the control of Justice and his son, James C. Justice III.
Under intense scrutiny from Republicans over its alleged political biases, the suit has intensified claims of a partisan DOJ because of Justice's status as a Republican candidate for Senate.
Both Justice and GOP Rep. Alex Mooney have declared their bids for the party's Senate nomination in 2024. Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, who has not announced his 2024 plans, is widely considered to be among the most vulnerable members of his party in the upper chamber.
The suit drew condemnation from Republicans, with National Republican Senatorial Committee spokesman Tate Mitchell saying, per the Times, that "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."
Polling data shows that Justice enjoys a considerable lead over Manchin in a hypothetical matchup.
The communist bastards who rule us have, absolutely, no limits to their evil actions against the serfs...
Merrick Garland is PURE EVIL!!
And they say WE are “threats to Democracy.”
No, they say WE are threats to “THEIR” democracy.
IOW, They have no clue as to what a democracy or a constitutional republic is. They make up the rules and laws as they go, and throw out the Constitution when it get in their way.
America needs thousands of progressive casualties from the war on coal
Thousand of families were war on coal casualties but there is not yet a single progressive death. That must change for there to be a proper war
Ditto the war on oil
Collect allegedly-owed funds stemming from environmental and health violations.
But we know that ain’t happening with the wind and solar industry huh Ollie.
Bills of Attainder
You can’t write laws targeting individuals.
Unless you are FDR or Biden
CAN’T LET THIS GUY GO TO THE SENATE. THE HOUSE NEEDS TO DEFUND THE DOJ AND THE FBI AND START ALL OVER.
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