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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke December 15, 2022

No, Merrick Garland doesn’t tell John Kennedy to ‘wait for revenge’ in this viral Facebook video

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  • This video shows a May 2021 Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on domestic violent extremism. Attorney General Merrick Garland testified at the hearing, but he didn’t implore Sen. John Kennedy to “wait for revenge.”
 

A recent video shared on Facebook was billed as high-drama viewing featuring a wailing Attorney General Merrick Garland and an intense Sen. John Kennedy, R-La. Former President Donald Trump’s name is also teased.

"(MUST WATCH): ‘WAIT FOR REVENGE,’ Garland cries loud after Kennedy GRILLS him with Trump’s ‘document’ truth,’" the Dec. 13 post says. 

None of this happened.

This post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Meta, which owns Facebook.)

The nearly 11-minute video in the post is a clip from a May 2021 Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on domestic violent extremism.

We reviewed a transcript of the hearing, and Garland never told the committee to "wait for revenge." Kennedy, a committee member, never mentioned Trump. 

Rather, Kennedy asked Garland about gun violence in Chicago. 

We rate this post Pants on Fire!

 

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