Merrick Garland faces second day of questioning in confirmation hearing

Merrick Garland faces second day of questioning in confirmation hearing


Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland will face another day of questioning Tuesday on how he’ll oversee probes ranging from the Jan. 6 Capitol breach to Hunter Biden’s business dealings — along with his stance on left-wing rioters in Portland and Seattle.

Tuesday’s proceedings will mimic Monday’s, with Garland testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee starting at 9:30 a.m. EST.

Garland pledged during Monday’s hearing that handling the investigation into last month’s deadly siege on the Capitol would be his first order of business, telling numerous senators who asked that it was his top priority.

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“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 said in his opening remarks.

Sen. Josh Hawley, a Republican from Missouri, listens during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Feb. 22,

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