President-elect Joe Biden formally introduced Judge Merrick Garland to serve as attorney general and announced other top appointments to the Justice Department on Thursday as he fills in the remaining Cabinet positions less than two weeks before he assumes the presidency.
Biden, at a news conference in Wilmington, Del., said that Garland would “restore the honor, integrity and independence of the Department of Justice.”
“You won’t work for me. You not are not the president or vice president’s lawyer. Your loyalty is not to me – it’s to the law, the Constitution, the people of this nation to guarantee justice,” he said in introducing Garland, who worked at the Justice Department under former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.
The former vice president began his remarks accusing President Trump of inciting the riots on Wednesday that involved pro-Trump supporters storming the US Capitol and wreaking chaos until law enforcement officials could regroup and bring in reinforcements to remove