Judge Merrick Garland, President Biden’s nominee to lead the Department of Justice, said he will launch an investigation into the Jan. 6 Capitol riot involving supporters of former President Donald Trump but did not address whether he will examine Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s role in the state’s nursing home deaths.
In his opening statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee, which will hold his confirmation hearing on Monday, Garland also said he will work as attorney general to “serve the Rule of Law and ensure equal justice under the law.”
Garland, who supervised the prosecution of Timothy McVeigh for the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, will say he plans to pursue those who stormed the Capitol as a joint-session of Congress met to certify the Electoral College vote.
“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