Merrick Garland says Jan. 6 perpetrators 'at any level' will be held accountable

Attorney General Merrick Garland.
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Attorney General Merrick Garland said on Wednesday that when it comes to holding those involved in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot accountable, "there is no higher priority for us at the Department of Justice."

Garland made his remarks before Justice Department employees on the eve of the one-year anniversary of the deadly Capitol attack. Prosecutors are "committed to holding all Jan. 6th perpetrators, at any level, accountable under law," he said, before describing in detail some of the abuse suffered by law enforcement officials during the riot.

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