Anthony Fauci, late of the Federal government, infamously claimed that an attack on him was an attack on science.
Attacks on me, quite frankly, are attacks on science[.]
Now Attorney General Merrick Garland is echoing that self-important, arrogant sentiment and broadening it to include all of the Department of Justice, and not just him personally.
Some have chosen to attack the integrity of the Justice Department… This constitutes an attack on an institution that is essential to American democracy.
Because DoJ and every part of it are above criticism.
In the clip at the second link above, the question put to Garland concerned impeachment considerations regarding FBI Director Chris Wray and other men and women in leadership positions in the FBI and elsewhere in DoJ. Garland cynically talked, instead, about the quality of performance of the line agents in the FBI and elsewhere in DoJ.
That government attitude—that we’re above criticism, and government men don’t have to answer your questions—is what is an attack on American democracy.