President Biden’s Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee — kicking off two days of questioning as he vies to become the nation’s top law enforcement officer.
“If I am confirmed, serving as Attorney General will be the culmination of a career I have dedicated to ensuring that the laws of our country are fairly and faithfully enforced, and that the rights of all Americans are protected,” the DC circuit court judge is telling the committee Monday morning in his opening. statement.
Garland also revealed his plans to launch an investigation into the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
“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 says.
Garland did not address the nursing home scandal embroiling New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo or concerns about Biden’s son Hunter and his dealings with foreign entities and officials in his opening remarks, though he will undoubtedly face questions on the issues from Republican lawmakers on the panel.