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Senate Confirms Merrick Garland as Attorney General



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In a 70-30 vote yesterday, the Senate confirmed DC Appeals chief judge Merrick Garland as the new Attorney General of the United States. He now joins President Joe Biden's administration as the 86th Attorney General. Garland resigned from the DC Circuit Court of Appeals last Wednesday. He sent a letter to Biden shortly before his confirmation.

RELATED: Merrick Garland Admits his DOJ Will Advance Joe Biden’s Insane Gun Control Agenda.

Bipartisan Approval

Both parties praised the nomination of Garland. This is surprising given what happened five years ago. In 2016, Republicans sat on his nomination as Supreme Court associate justice. Now, Republicans joined Democrats in confirming Biden's nomination. During his AG nomination last month, Garland pledged to stay neutral. He will fend off efforts to politically influence the Justice Department’s investigations. His first priority is to fully prosecute those involved with the Capitol riot last January 6.

“America can breathe a sigh of relief that we are finally going to have someone like Merrick Garland leading the Justice Department,” said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). Garland is “someone with integrity, independence, respect for the rule of law and credibility on both sides of the aisle,” he added.

McConnell Appeals to Garland to Play Fair

Meanwhile, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) also lauded the new Attorney General. He said Garland has a sterling long reputation as a “straight-shooter” and “legal expert,” among other qualities. McConnell said Garland’s “left-of-center perspective” within “the legal mainstream” will help him with his new job. In addition, McConnell discussed with Garland the federal investigation into the Capitol riots.

The new AG “needs to continue the work of identifying, arresting, and prosecuting those who broke the law,” he said. Also, the Senator urged Garland to play fair. He should and treat “with equal seriousness” the “political violence” of the Left. He also requested that Garland thwart efforts by Biden to skirt Congress. McConnell should prevent Democrats from using executive power to create programs like DACA. “Judge Garland must not back other constitutionally-corrosive efforts to effectively repeal laws just by ignoring them,” he added.

Lots of Work Waiting For New AG 

Garland, a moderate judge with deep prosecutorial experience, will soon lead a Justice Department reeling from political scandals and racing to confront the threat from violent homegrown extremists. Given his stated priority is to bring the Capital rioters to justice, he did not rule out charging those who bankrolled and organized the mob.  

Gerland did have experience investigating extremists. During a Justice Department stint in 1995, he traveled to Oklahoma City after a bomb detonated at the federal building killed 168 Americans. Colleagues credited him for tracking and building a very detailed trail of evidence. This led to the conviction of Timothy McVeigh and his co-conspirator, Terry Nichols. That experience, as well as his level-headed approach during a standoff with the Montana Freemen, shows he can handle the extremist demands of the job.

Remove the Politicization of the DOJ

In addition, Garland also promised to eliminate the politicization of the Department of Justice. He stressed he will protect the Justice Department from political interference from the White House. Awaiting him are some of the most politically-charged cases in recent years. Specifically, it means continuing with John Durham’s special counsel investigation into the history of the Trump-Russia allegations. Also waiting for him is a special tax investigation involving Biden’s son, Hunter. Hunter’s overseas deals are facing scrutiny as the president’s son may not have been forthcoming with his finances. Federal investigators in Delaware are investigating whether Hunter Biden violated tax and money laundering laws in business dealings in foreign countries. However, Garland said he has not spoken with the President about this.

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  • GomeznSA says:

    Yo post turtle – if you don’t think he is going to play fair, why on earth did you vote to confirm him? His waffling answers during the confirmation hearings should have been enough to scare the living daylights out of anyone with a functioning brain. Apparently some 20 republican senators don’t meet that standard.

  • S. M. says:

    Yes he will do well, as long as he serve justice. America you do remember what justice consist of, don’t you?? To right a wrong let the truth speak for itself and do not down play what is evident. Now that’s justice. Praying for you Attorney General Merrick Garland to do well in serving justice by God’s standards and not the worlds. Do it God’s way and it will all work out for the good.

  • Hatman1793 says:

    Twenty (20) stupid Republican Senators voted for this partisan schlub Barry retread. Why?
    Why are Republican Senators voting to confirm more toxic democrat Gropey-dopey Jomentia Biden* nominees? So now we have an Attorney General who will be difficult to deal with, wield unlimited power over conservatives, and carry out Mad King Biden*’s nefarious agenda.

    What have these twenty (20) Republican Senators gained by voting for Garland? Zero! If he was a Trump nominee, Chuck-you Schumer would make sure all Democrat Senators voted No. The Turtle has failed Republican voters again. As my radio pal Rush always said these people must be defeated, not appeased. So disappointing. Again.

  • Wally says:

    These 20 Republicans that voted in favor of this dispicable Leftwing zealot is damaging to this country! Quit kissing the democrats’ communist asses and start standing up for the GOOD OF THIS COUNTRY! TRUMP 2024!!!!!

  • Branden Oconnell says:

    Finally found 20 republicans with a brain now let’s get to the rest of these inbred retards

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  • Jim Klimaski says:

    Garland is more than just a step up from Bill Barr. He has been an excellent Federal Judge who, if fairness, honesty, integrity and brains were the criteria, would have been sitting on the Supreme Court for the last four years. The Country now has a great Atty Gen.

  • BBA says:

    This is why I will not vote for ANY establishment Republicans again!! Why should I waste my vote and campaign donations on sellout Political sheep?!? I am past disgusted with the GOP and I feel like there are no political parties left that will actually protect the Constitution and the rights of all US citizens. We are heading for a very damaging time to our Free Republic!

  • David says:

    So 20 more rino’s without a brain are identified. What makes anyone think this leftist biased retread will be anything difderent than the fake Justices, not following the constitution. Biden will most likely tank the country within 2 years. I love watching his handlers shoo everyone away without questions foe the braindead tyrant. It couldn’t be funnier. 1, 1 whopping question for him! What a coward! Trump got pelted on a daily basis and was man enough to stand there and answer, but, of course he has normal brain function and pedo Joe doesn’t.

  • Billy says:

    No I feel he is only on the Democratic side of the Court. Maybe after he investigates the Democrat’s in Congress for saying the same thing revolt.

  • Chuck says:

    Garland is a scumbag like all Democrats. These Cretins are hell bent on destroying the Country.

  • John says:

    He is a typical libturd, much like the above commentator Branden Oconnell. What more does any rational person need to know?

  • Diane Welch says:

    When I saw him say the Oklahoma Bombing was not as bad as the Capitol March, I wrote him off as anything good to have in office. I have a friend that survived the bombing and this infuriated her. She will never live a normal live. I hope he will pay for those words or maybe he would like to pay his salary to those few who survived.

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