President Joe Biden’s nominee for the role of Attorney General, federal circuit court judge Merrick Garland, will tell the Senate Judiciary Council Monday that he will make it a priority to investigate and prosecute the January 6th Capitol rioters.
He is also expected to pledge to right disparities in the American justice system, according to Fox News.
Garland’s confirmation hearings in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee are slated to begin on Monday. He released his opening statement to media on Sunday.
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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,” Garland pledges as part of his opening statement. “That critical work is but a part of the broad scope of the Department’s responsibilities.”
Garland’s statement also addresses “disparities” in the American justice system, and in it,