Biden’s AG nominee Merrick Garland begins second day of Senate hearings

Biden’s AG nominee Merrick Garland begins second day of Senate hearings


Merrick Garland, President Biden’s nominee for attorney general, is appearing for a second day before a Senate confirmation hearing panel, in his bid to run the Justice Department. ​

Garland, a federal appeals court judge, is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday about his desire to investigate the events of Jan. 6 when a mob of former President Donald Trump’s supporters marched to the Capitol and disrupted a joint-session of Congress meeting to certify the November election of Biden. ​

“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,” ​Garland said ​Monday ​in his opening remarks.  

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He’s also expected to continue to be grilled about the unrest last summer across the nation and the role Antifa and Black Lives Matter played in the protests in Portland, Ore.,

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