Democrat Joe Biden, media announced Wednesday, plans to name former President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court pick, federal judge Merrick Garland, as Attorney General.
Biden has yet to make the pick official, but CNN and others anticipate that the Democrat will announce most of his Justice Department selections formally on Thursday after he is certified as the winner of the Electoral College vote and November’s presidential election.
“President-elect Joe Biden has decided to nominate Judge Merrick Garland as attorney general, people familiar with the matter tell CNN, a long-awaited decision that moved toward completion Wednesday as it became apparent that Democrats were on the brink of winning control of the Senate,” CNN noted. “The announcement of the attorney general, along with other senior leaders of the Justice Department, is expected to be made as soon as Thursday as Biden moves closer to filling the remaining seats in his Cabinet before assuming power on January 20.”
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