Yesterday, Newsweek reported that Joe Biden’s Obama’s pick for US Attorney General would tell the Senate Judiciary Committee, whose members will consider his nomination on Monday and Tuesday, that “battling extremist attacks on our democratic institutions” remains central to the Justice Department’s mission.
A preview of Garland’s submission to the committee, first reported by Politico, shows that the Chicago-native will call the January 6 riot “a heinous attack.”
“If confirmed, I will supervise the prosecution of white supremacists and others who stormed the Capitol on January 6—a heinous attack that sought to disrupt a cornerstone of our democracy: the peaceful transfer of power to a newly elected government,” he is expected to say.
Today, during his confirmation process, the failed Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, told Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) that he doesn’t consider the attacks on a federal courthouse “domestic terrorism” because they happened at night.
“Do you regard assaults on federal courthouses as acts